Michigan Teacher Says She was Suspended Over Song
SOUTH LYON, Mich. - A Detroit-area middle school teacher says she’s been suspended for playing a song about being gay during class.
According to Susan Johnson, the principal and assistant superintendent delivered the news to her last week after a student complained.
Johnson tells WJBK-TV (http://bit.ly/Sg6cQa ) she allowed the song "Same Love" to be played during her eighth-grade performing arts class at Centennial Middle School in South Lyon at the request of a student.
Johnson says she was told her suspension would last three days and she wouldn’t be paid for two.
She says administrators told her she should have sought permission to play the song.
South Lyon Community School District Assistant Superintendent Melissa Baker declined to comment when reached by the station.
The Associated Press left a message for Baker on Thursday.