GW Principal George Aulenbacher said he was present for the majority of the assembly and said he didn't hear any out-of-line comments.
"I didn't hear anything like that. Anytime you talk about sex with any teen student, it can be uncomfortable," he said. "The only way to guarantee safety is abstinence. Sometimes, that can be a touchy topic, but I was not offended by her. The intent was to educate and talk to kids about making good decisions."
Aulenbacher said only one parent complained to him about the assembly, and no students came to him with concerns.
However, Kanawha County school board member Becky Jordon, who attended the assembly, said dozens of students left the assembly and "complained before they even heard [Stenzel] speak."
Jordon also did not stay for the entire assembly but said what she heard was not inappropriate for students.
"As a parent and a board member, I was glad she was there. Kids all over Kanawha County need to hear her message," she said. "I'm just sad it couldn't have been in all high schools and middle schools. Kids need to understand that what they think is one night of fun can change their lives forever."
Jordon said she could understand how Stenzel's presentation could be considered aggressive.
"It was a little rough, but I'm not complaining," she said. "The audience wasn't the most polite, either. It was very sharp and loud, but if she just stood there passively, she wouldn't be heard."
A spokesman for Stenzel did not comment Thursday.
Stenzel also spoke at Riverside High School on Tuesday, and Principal Valery Harper said she did not receive any complaints. Harper could not attend the event, but said she researched online and watched YouTube videos of Stenzel "to make sure it was appropriate for students and our health standards."
According to Speaker Mix, a database to help people book public speakers for events, Stenzel charges between $4,000 and $6,000 for an appearance.
County Superintendent Ron Duerring said no school money was used to book Stenzel. Aulenbacher said the events were sponsored by private donations, but said he would not reveal the cost.
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