Red Wing says no way to "Rent" high school performance
The decision was up to Supt. Stan Slessor and Red Wing High School Principal Beth Borgen -- both of whom said the play's homosexual elements were not behind their decision. They said the main problem was the issue of drug use.
"We were dealing with subject matter content that would not have been embraced by some segments of the community," Slessor said. "I have to make a decision as to what's going to meet with community standards."Schools across the country have been dealing with decisions to allow the play to go on, but several in the last year have decided to continue with the performance. A school in Philadelphia as well as a New Jersey school allowed the musical to go forward despite concerns raised by community members and parents.