Following a Day of Silence in support of bullied LGBT teens, a group of anti-gay Pittsburgh-area high schoolers decided they were entitled to a special day of their own. In honor of “Anti-Gay Day,” they drew anti-gay slogans on their hands, wore matching flannel outfits, and, allegedly, created a “lynch list” of kids who support the school’s Gay-Straight Alliance.
“Flannel anti-gay day only a few of many tomorrow is red day,” a student wrote on Instagram.
The rumor of a “lynch list” of gay kids to target also made it into the WPXI report, presumably because Johnson told the station about it. The school district says nobody who’s come forward so far has actually seen the list.
On Thursday, April 16, 2015, allegations of harassment were brought to administration’s attention following the McGuffey High School Gay-Straight Alliance Club’s observance of GLSEN’s “Day of Silence.” Administration and school police officers have been investigating all allegations and continue to do so.
At this time, no witnesses have seen the rumored “lynch list” that was mentioned in previous news reports. Additionally, no statements have included physical harassment.
Our investigation is ongoing, and we encourage anyone with information to contact McGuffey School District administration immediately.
Johnson also claimed the anti-gay group had been posting Bible verses on Instagram and tagging gay students, and that someone hung up a noose inside a classroom.