View Full Version : 115 Girls Pregnant At One Chicago High School

10-16-2009, 05:47 PM
It is a Chicago public school full of energy and spirit. It has about 800 girls, and 115 of them have something in common All those young ladies are moms or moms-to-be at Paul Robeson High School. It's not a school for young mothers, it's a neighborhood school. And all of the pregnancies have happened, despite prevention talk.

If you want to know why, the people closest to the situation say there's no simple explanation.

Chicago Public Schools says it does not track the overall number of teen moms in the district. But Robeson Principal Gerald Morrow knows the count at his school in Englewood: 115 young ladies who are either expecting or already have had children.

To put it in perspective, their school pictures would fill roughly six pages of their high school year book.

Why is it happening at Robeson?

"It can be a lot of things that are happening in the home or not happening in the home, if you will," Morrow said. Absentee fathers are another factor, he said.

LaDonna Denson and two other Robeson students say parents not talking to teens and, in some cases, the pursuit of public assistance also factor into the pregnancies. None of them thought they'd be moms at such a young age.

They said they have support at home. But not all girls do, they said. In fact, some girls get thrown out of the home.

Not on Morrow's turf. "We're not looking at them like 'Ooh you made a mistake,'" he said. "We're looking at how we can get them to the next phase, how can we still get them thinking about graduation?"

So there's help in a teen parent program. And coming soon, right across from Robeson, developers are turning a one-time crack house into a day care for student use. "We have to provide some type of environment for them and some form of support for them," Van Vincent, CEO of VLV Development, said.

It's all made an impression.

"Just cause you have a baby, that doesn't mean your life is over," one student said.

One thing they might not know about their principal: His mom had him when she was 15. That's why accepting the problem -- and working through it -- is so important to him.


Sounds like they need to add a few sex ed classes to the schedule.

10-16-2009, 06:04 PM
that is fucking disgusting. i would be willing to bet that is 115 girls totally unprepared to care for another human being.

jesus christ, use a fucking condom.

what the hell is the matter with these people?

10-16-2009, 06:08 PM
Just the sign of a deteriorating society. Stupidity is on the rise and its beginning to show its effects.

10-16-2009, 06:26 PM
"we gave them to much freedom."

10-16-2009, 06:46 PM
Just the sign of a deteriorating society. Stupidity is on the rise and its beginning to show its effects.

I agree, teenage pregnancies back in the day were unheard of.

Prolifical ENG
10-16-2009, 06:51 PM
Those babies will all probably have the same father from that school.

netscape check two
10-16-2009, 07:56 PM
Maybe they are trying to set a school record for most wic checks.

10-16-2009, 09:57 PM
I heard of a similar story many months ago. Idk if this is the same school.

I'm not surprised though.

If a girl gets pregnant, she gets financial assistance, housing at low cost, and other things. At least this is what I've seen in my city.

Fathers are not needed. Big Brother takes his place.

11th Chamber
10-17-2009, 01:02 AM
That shit that happened in I think Massachusetts last year was worse tho. A bunch of bitches in the school getting pregnant, and some going as far as fucking a homeless guy to get knocked up

10-17-2009, 01:17 AM
Them hoes be gettin' it in....... what the hell????????..........

10-17-2009, 01:19 AM
the pursuit of public assistance also factor into the pregnancies.

cant knock the hustle...or can you?

10-17-2009, 01:03 PM
I work with a woman that went to that school & she told me she had her first kid at 16 yrs. That school is in one of the worst hoods in Chi.

netscape check two
10-17-2009, 01:12 PM
Those hood rat girls should follow that motto: 'less fucking, more Farmville'.

10-17-2009, 01:14 PM
LOL@Check Two saying maybe they're trying to set a record for the most welfare checks hahahahahahahahahahahaha. That is so sad to hear that but i can't say i'm surprised. Black women are obsessed with having kids. I posted a topic saying that awhile ago and some of ya'll didn't agree with me. Now you see what i'm talking about. I believe that even if the parents of these black girls talked to them about having safe sex and not getting pregnant until they graduate from high school and get a job that they would have kids anyway before they graduate. It's so pathetic. I saw a fine ass black woman awhile ago at my job with 4 kids and no man was with her. I wanted to say to her, what the hell is wrong with you? LOL. I hate to see fine ass women like that with a bunch of kids. I bet she doesn't have a job and probably lives in the projects because the projects are down the street from my job and i used to always see her walking.