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Friday, June 18, 2010

Parma High School Baby Drama Is Straight Out of Glee (Sort Of)

Posted By on Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 9:36 AM

Yeah drama
  • Yeah drama

There's no singing and dancing, no apparent drama with the baby's father, and as far as we know Jane Lynch isn't making this girl's life a living hell, but apart from that, a recent pregnancy at Normandy High School in Parma sounds just like (alright, sort of like) the Quinn pregnancy plotline from Glee. Except, with a bunch of differences.

From Courthouse News, here's the sad tale:

A teen-ager who became pregnant claims her high school guidance counselor told an English teacher about it, and the teacher pressured her into giving her the baby. The student also sued Catholic Charities, claiming the teacher "made contact with" the organization, from which she had sought counseling.

Amber Angelis, 19, says she immediately regretted signing away her rights to her baby so that a teacher at Normandy High School in Parma, Ohio, could adopt the child.

In her complaint in Cuyahoga County Court, Cleveland, Angelis claims the teacher, Erin Greene, pursued and badgered her for months to give up the baby.

She claims the teacher learned about her situation from her high school guidance counselor, co-defendant Barbara Devans.

And she claims that Greene "made contact with Catholic Charities" and the social worker it assigned to her, co-defendant Ellen Specht.

Angelis gave birth to the child, and under the alleged stress and pressure of Erin Greene, signed the custody papers only to regret her decision almost immediately. The 19-year-old sued just about everyone involved seeking custody and damages. No word yet on if she intends to perform a song and dance number of Chili's "Give me my baby back" jingle in court.

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