Haywood High School
|Haywood High School|
|Brownsville, Tennessee, USA|
The building currently used by the high school was opened in 1970.
In the early 1990s, it was noted in news reports that the school had a racial selection system for homecoming queen, requiring alternating winners who were white, then black. (Haywood County is the only county in Tennessee with a Black majority.)
In March 2012, principal Dorothy Bond received scrutiny for reportedly telling gay students that they would go hell, threatening them with 60-day suspensions for public displays of affection, and other verbal attacks on gay and pregnant students. As a result of the attention that this remark engendered, Bond resigned on March 1, 2012.
- General Info, haywoodschools.com, Retrieved March 1, 2012
- (7 February 1992). 0=0EB7D41285BA6DC3&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM Races take turns at homecoming title Unique policy: Tennessee educators say alternating queens keeps the peace at a majority-black school, Atlanta Journal Constitution
- (1 March 2012). Haywood principal accused of anti-gay remarks, The Jackson Sun (Associated Press)
- (1 March 2012). Haywood principal quits over anti-gay remarks, The Jackson Sun