FARMERSBURG, Ind. — An Indiana high school teacher whose comment that she believes gays have no purpose in life has been suspended amid tighter security at her school.
Superintendent Mark Baker of the Northeast School Corp. in western Indiana’s Sullivan County issued a statement saying the teacher has been placed on administrative leave out of concern “for the safety and security of everyone in our buildings.”
He added that “as a precaution” the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department and Indiana State Police “have deemed it necessary to station an officer” at North Central Junior-Senior High School in Farmersburg, about 75 miles southwest of Indianapolis.
Baker said the “administration and one school employee in particular” at the school have received “aggressive email messages.”
“We are turning over to law enforcement all such communications,” he said.
Baker did not identify the teacher, but special education teacher Diana Medley’s comments were met with widespread criticism amid news coverage of an alternative prom dance at a nearby school that would ban gay students.
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