The dangers of peer pressure


peer_pressure_1_edit.jpgPeer pressure can be a dangerous thing and this was made very clear the other day when five teenagers from a Massachusetts high school gave in to that kind of pressure by intentionally getting pregnant. One even went as far as sleeping with a homeless man to accomplish the agenda.

Time magazine quoted the principal of Gloucester High as saying the girls decided to get pregnant and raise their babies together.

The number of pregnancies at the school jumped from the usual four per year to 17. Gloucester High School has a total of 1,200 students, reported Boston TV station WCVB.

Principal Joseph Sullivan told Time magazine that the girls were making frequent stops at the school clinic for pregnancy tests and "seemed more upset when they weren't pregnant than when they were." He said when some of the girls found out they were pregnant, they traded high fives and talked about baby showers.