School officials in Utah have told the parents of a student that their child is gay in the hopes of preventing bullying.
“LEHI, Utah — School officials say they were being proactive against bullying in deciding to tell the parents of a Utah student that he is gay.
The move came after a 14-year-old student created an advertisement about himself and his sexual orientation during a class project.
Alpine School District officials said an aide overheard other students making negative comments about the boy, who had told administrators he was gay but wasn’t ready to tell his parents.
District spokeswoman Rhonda Bromley said Tuesday the boy reluctantly agreed to allow his sexual orientation to be revealed to his parents but chose not to be present when they were told.
Bromley says the parents are supportive but concerned about misconceptions involving the boy’s treatment at school. His parents removed him from school until the controversy