"Pregnancy Pact": 17 Girls Pregnant at the Same High School
The skyrocketing pregnancy rate at a Massachusetts high school is being explained by an alleged pact amongst some of the girls to all get pregnant at the same time. The sources below go into a bit more detail, but the details are somewhat vague, i.e. were the guys involved in this pact, if it exists?
A Massachusetts city is investigating an apparent teenage "pregnancy pact" that has at least 17 high-school girls expecting babies, four times more than last year, including many aged 16 or younger.
There are reports that some of the girls - none of whom is older than 16 - entered into a pact to have their babies together.
The girls and their families have so far made no comment. Officials are also investigating the ages of the fathers.
Some are believed to be in their twenties and could face the possibility of being charged with having sex with minors.
"Some girls seemed more upset when they weren't pregnant than when they were," Gloucester High School principal Joseph Sullivan told Time magazine.
Local officials say that nearly half of the girls had entered into a bizarre pact to have their babies together.