Principal in teen preg pact mess quits

August 12, 2008 6:19:30 PM PDT
A Massachusetts high school principal who was quoted in a magazine as saying that some teenagers had made a pact to get pregnant has resigned. Gloucester High School principal Joseph Sullivan said Tuesday that he doesn't have the trust, confidence or respect of the mayor and superintendent.

Time magazine quoted Sullivan as saying some Gloucester girls had formed a "pregnancy pact." He later said he didn't recall using the word "pact," but believed some of the pregnancies were intentional.

Seventeen girls in the school reportedly became pregnant this year - four times the usual number.