Mayor: No Proof of Teen Pregnancy Pact

Glouester staff, families doubt explanation for baby boom
By Laurel Jorgensen,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 23, 2008 6:00 AM CDT
A sign carved in stone stands outside Gloucester High School, where some students allegedly made a pregnancy pact during this past school year.    (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
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(Newser) – The mayor of Gloucester says there’s no proof that teenage girls in the Massachusetts town made a pact to have babies together, the AP reports. The principal of Gloucester High School, where a bizarre spate of 17 girls got pregnant this year, was quoted in Time saying the girls had conspired to conceive. But the principal can’t remember his source of information, the mayor says.

"The high school principal is the one who initially said it, and no one else has said it," Mayor Carolyn Kirk said. "None of the counselors at the school, none of the teachers who know these children and none of the families have spoken about it.”