(HOMETOWNLIFE) — The sidewalk in front of Marian High School was the so-called line in the sand.
On one side of the line was the all-girls private Catholic school which has served the community for over 50 years. On the other side were dozens of peaceful demonstrators holding signs in support of Barb Webb, a nine-year chemistry teacher who said the school fired her last month for getting pregnant.
The gathering took place for several hours Sunday morning in front of the school.
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"I'm just very confused about the school's decision," said Jane Bonanata, a Beverly Hills resident who graduated from Marian in 1979. "I don't understand it because the IHM Sisters taught us deep faith, to have a courageous spirit and to stand up for social justice … to me, they should be leading the change here."