Gloucester Officials To Discuss Teen Pregnancy

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts high school principal who claimed that some of the 17 pregnant girls in his school had made a pact to become pregnant will not attend a meeting of city leaders on the subject.

Gloucester Mayor Carolyn Kirk did not say why Principal Joseph Sullivan would not be at Monday’s meeting with other school, health and city leaders.

Kirk said she and the superintendent have been in close touch with the principal. She reiterated they had no independent information to back up his assertion that some of the 17 girls who became pregnant this year had planned to become pregnant and raise their babies together.

Sullivan has not returned calls for comment since a Time magazine article last week.