School Project: A Bun in the Oven


Photo of High School Sociologist Gaby Rodriguez. (courtesy of

This is kind of an amazing school project– a 17 year old girl with straight A’s FAKED a pregnancy for 6 months to study how lies, rumors, and innuendoes travel around the school.  It’s a mind-boggling idea, considering that most girls at this age are so peer-pressured that they are actually GETTING pregnant rather than let people say bad things about them.


“She had been nervous about how the crowd might react. After all, she had been lying to them since October.

“It ‘happened’ at homecoming,” says principal Trevor Greene, making air quotes with his middle and index fingers at the word “happened.”

“In essence, she gave up her senior year,” he says. “She sacrificed her senior year to find out what it would be like to be a potential teen mom.

“I admire her courage. I admire her preparation. I give her mother a lot of credit for backing her up on this.”

But, the principal continues, “I have a daughter that will be here next year, and I would not let her do it.”


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