That's exactly what I'm assuming.Ok - I see two different things going on here.
1) How they confronted her - this is wrong and they should be fired for it - a charge of assault and false imprisonment - very harsh charges. She, also, shouldn't have been kicked off the team - everything that they did was wrong.
2) Informing the parents of her orientation - though they acted like some douches - I feel that this subject is a necessity the same as informing your parents of anything else that happens to you while you're at school and away from your parents.
On this issue of informing - it should be in the form of a discussion and out of concern for the student - not out of "let's get them in trouble" as if they've done something wrong.
I have 4 children - and if the school knew something about them that I didn't know - I'd be hurt, at the least, if I eventually found out something. Especially in this day and age where bullying of lesbian and gay students is becoming more common and more detrimental. When some students have committed suicide over these issues it's in large part because their parents weren't involved, didn't care - or didn't even know - and gave no support or help at all.
So - why shouldn't the parents know?
As we all are becoming aware - often time sexual orientation issues can lead to serious social, emotional and other personal problems and it's up to the school to bring these concerns up to the parents or at least see if the parents are supportive and seeking help.
The school IS suppose to be concerned for the students wellbeing - they provide counseling and they intervene often with other issues. If you care for a child for 8-10 hours of the day you are a caregiver and it's your responsibility to keep the parents informed and involved WITH the ongoings of said child while the parents and children are separated.
So this part doesn't bother me - it's HOW they treated this girl that DOES bother me and IS a major problem. But the fact that they told the parents - though they should have done things completely different - is not an issue.
Why does this upset everyone else - as if a parent no longer has the right to know what's going on with their kids?
Is everyone assuming the parents won't be caring, loving and supporting?
I know I would - and I'd much rather be able to talk to my kids about ANYTHING that they're dealing with as opposed to everyone else railroading them mentally while they're suppose to be in math class.