Norfolk School Board Investigates Fetus Dolls

May 24, 2010

Norfolk school officials are investigating reports that an employee distributed plastic human fetus dolls to students at an elementary school.

Norfolk Public Schools spokeswoman Elizabeth Thiel Mather said Thursday the worker was placed on administrative leave. She says the dolls aren't authorized instructional materials.

WAVY-TV reported Friday that the principal of Oakwood Elementary School also has been placed on administrative leave.

The investigation began after The Virginian-Pilot inquired this week about reports that the dolls had been distributed to students at Oakwood.

School board member Kirk Houston Sr. called the fetus dolls a "pro-life" tool. He said distributing them to students was inappropriate and unacceptable.


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