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.READ MORE: Woodbury Man Charged With 8 Felony Counts Of Child Pornography
In response, the district said the article “presents a grossly distorted portrayal of the Anoka-Hennepin School District, its schools, and its communities.”READ MORE: Family Identifies Menards Employee Killed In Forklift Accident As 19-Year-Old James Stanback
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.)MORE NEWS: House Ethics Committee Postpones Hearing On Complaint Against Rep. John Thompson
The district will vote next week on a new policy.