MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minnesota school district criticized in a Rolling Stone article responded Monday.

Last week’s Rolling Stone featured an article called “School of Hate: One Town’s War on Gay Teens.” It’s about the suicides of gay teenagers in the Anoka-Hennepin School District. The article blames those suicides, in part, on a district policy that says teachers should remain neutral on controversial issues, including homosexuality.

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In response, the district said the article “presents a grossly distorted portrayal of the Anoka-Hennepin School District, its schools, and its communities.”

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The statement also points out that two teenagers mentioned in the article aren’t even from Minnesota. (Click here to view the district’s statement.)

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The district will vote next week on a new policy.