"We're a backward and arcane society," Heumann said. "We have abandoned our young people on many levels but sexual education, or the lack thereof, has the potential to seriously hurt them in many ways."
And some of the students in the class appear to be receptive to more information about sex. According to local reports, students posted signs at the school Thursday morning that offered support to Lindsey. The signs, which reportedly read "We were the ones asking her questions" were taken down by the school's principal.
"This says a lot about the students involved," Dyson said. "When students rally around a teacher in a situation like this, it is often because they respect her willingness to be honest and to answer questions that are very important to them.
"Students will often come to the defense of their parents for the same reasons. They trust and respect adults who show genuine care and respect for them."
Brad Martin contributed to this report.