The San Diego high school which named a young lesbian couple
prom king and queen has been targeted by angry
The abuse - which has not been detailed - is described as
"disturbing" by school officials, not least because it is
perpetrated by adults.
As reported on DIVA earlier this week, Rebecca Arellano and
Haileigh Adams were given the titles in a first for Patrick Henry
High School, last weekend.
Normally, prom kings queens are awarded to opposite-sex couples.
However, the move was warmly welcomed by almost all other students
and teachers a the famouly liberal college.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Bill Kowba, San Diego school
superintendent, said adults criticizing the selection of are
"demonstrating such a lack of tolerance and are presenting such a
negative role model for children with their hateful
Kowba added that the calls and emails "are also disrupting the
work of the school to focus on the education of students ... if
these calls and emails were from students, they would face