School chief dismayed by teacher's comments about homosexuals


The superintendent of a southwestern Indiana school district says he's dismayed by comments one of his teacher's made about gays.

The Sullivan Daily Times reports Northeast School Corporation Superintendent Mark Baker said in a Thursday statement that Diana Medley's comments to a television station were "insensitive, unnecessary and hurtful." Baker also said he's "dismayed and disappointed" by her statements.

Medley told Terre Haute's WTWO-TV she believes people choose to be gay and that gays have no purpose in life. She was interviewed by the station about her support for a planned "traditional" prom at Sullivan High School that bans gay students.

That prom has thrust the city of Sullivan to the center of a national discussion about intolerance.

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