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Sullivan High School principal David Springer poses Wednesday in the school in Sullivan, Ind. Students and staff at the high school are trying to distance themselves from the media frenzy over one local group’s plea for a “traditional” prom that would ban gay teens.

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Opponents denounce call for anti-gay prom

A quiet Indiana community known for its parks and corn festival has become the latest setting for the debate over gay rights and bullying after several area residents, including some high schoolers, proposed holding a non-school sanctioned “traditional” prom that would ban gay students.

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