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South Africa School Dorm Shuts Down After Lesbian Kiss

South Africa School Dorm Shuts Down After Lesbian Kiss

Education officials in South Africa are investigating reports that a girls' boarding school dorm expelled 27 students due to reported lesbian relationships. According to the BBC, two girls who were caught kissing in the dormitory reportedly said that other students were involved in lesbian relationships. The dorm houses 300 students and when confronted by school officials, the girls identified 25 other lesbian students.

Education officials in South Africa are investigating reports that a girls' boarding school dorm expelled 27 students due to reported lesbian relationships.

According to the BBC, two girls who were caught kissing in the dormitory reportedly said that other students were involved in lesbian relationships, as well. The dorm houses 300 students and when confronted by school officials, the girls identified 25 other lesbian students in the dorm.

"Twenty-seven learners were involved in this kind of relationship and the school took a decision to close down the hostel," education department spokesperson Mfundi Sibiya told SABC.

However, the name of the school has not been disclosed and the BBC reports that some students who have not been able to return home have been moved to houses near the school on a temporary basis.

The Education Department spokesman Sihle Mlotshwa said that schools do not have the right to remove or expel pupils based on  sexual orientation.

I hope it wasn't one of Oprah's schools!

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