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Get pregnant, get kicked out of school?

  • Charter school's policy allows administrators to force a girl to take a test if they suspect she's pregnant
  • If the test is positive, she's not allowed to take classes on campus

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Get pregnant, get kicked out of school?

Get pregnant, get kicked out of school -- that's how the ACLU is summing up a controversial policy at the Delhi Charter School in Louisiana.

If the school suspects a student is pregnant, then according to the policy, it can force the girl to take a pregnancy test. If she is pregnant, she will not be allowed to take classes on campus; the school will provide materials for her to be taught at home instead. If she refuses to take the pregnancy test, she can still be forced to do home schooling, even if she's only suspected of being pregnant.

The ACLU accuses the school of discriminating against female students, violating the constitution and violating the Title IX act, which is aimed at preventing sex discrimination in schools that get federal money.

The school says it's looking into whether the policy violates any laws. It released this statement to HLN:

“There have never been any complaints from students and parents about the school policy however in light of the recent inquiry the current policy has been forwarded to the law firm of Davenport, Files and Kelly in Monroe Louisiana to ensure necessary revisions are made so that our school is in full compliance with constitutional law.”

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