Under The Radar of the Day: Remember a couple years back when a school in Massachusetts discovered 17 students were pregnant at the same time and everyone went nuts? Well Memphis, Tenn.’s Action News 5 has learned that over 90 girls at Frayser High School — roughly 20% of the female student body — are either pregnant or have given birth this school year. 

Memphis City School Board member Stephanie Gatewood pushed back against the report, saying the girls “absolutely did not get pregnant in the hallways of our schools,” adding that it was a community issue that was “spill[ing] over into our schools.” She noted that there were pregnancy prevention programs in place right now to help students, but sources told Action News 5 that a supplemental initiative was in the works.

"It’s a shame that all these girls at Frayser are pregnant, but it ain’t nothing new," 16-year-old Frayser High School student Terrika Sutton is quoted as saying. "Some girls just try to do it because they think it’s cute.  For some, it’s an accident."

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  1. ribzy reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    With each passing year, society is …. I don’t even know how to finish that sentence. That is just pathetic. My favorite...
  2. nickiezebra reblogged this from girlwithalessonplan and added:
    ugh
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  4. dunx reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    of course this is what Memphis gets in the news for.
  5. guacamolebeautyqueen reblogged this from pongoplease
  6. pongoplease reblogged this from tooloose-lautrec and added:
    This is just so depressing. I couldn’t imagine having a child now much less in HS. I remember overhearing my school...
  7. tooloose-lautrec reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    Sigh. Memphis. I went to Kirby and I remember myself and some of the girls in my graduating class congratulating...
  8. cheryltunt reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    aw yeah, tennessee reppin
  9. onnawufei reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    Somehow this does not surprise me at all. But dear God, if they tried to put some pregnancy prevention class in the...
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  11. carlyy reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    Cbf watching the video. Reblogging for school name. This seems like something that would happen at ‘Fraser’ High School...
  12. ditchtheredlight reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    Uhm. Is this some kind of pregnancy epidemic or what?? I was shocked. God help these people. The world is going berserk!
  13. touchmeordont reblogged this from thedailywhat
  14. raisingirl reblogged this from petitedeath and added:
    Memphis, I love you but you make me sad sometimes.
  15. dancomono reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    And they will all be named Upgrayedd. God damn it, people.
  16. imathugasian reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    This is where I smh at the dumbasses that make up the younger generations…
  17. imperatrixj reblogged this from ohbailey
  18. ohbailey reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    welcome to my city, where it’s cute to get pregnant in high school.
  19. hoargasm reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    WAT EVEN
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  22. sexular reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    …sounds like my high school.
  23. cocainexcaviar reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    Frayser puttin’ Memphis on the map. Ya diggggggg