A middle school in San Francisco refused to tell kids the winners of the student body government election because the principal believes the winners were not diverse enough.

While Principal Lena Van Haren ultimately relented and released the results, her decision spurred anger among parents and students at Everett Middle School, who felt that she was putting diversity ahead of democracy.

“It’s not okay for a school that is really, really diverse to have the student representatives majority white,” Van Haren told The San Francisco Chronicle. “The easy thing would have been to announce the results and move on. I intentionally did not choose the easy way because this is so important.”

Van Haren also said that she is considering a variety of fixes to the problem, including appointing several new positions, in order to ensure more minorities are represented without kicking out those who actually won the election.

On "The O'Reilly Factor," Andrea Tantaros said the road to Hell is paved with good intentions.

"They disenfranchised all of these voters," Tantaros stated. "Maybe they liked the kids. It doesn't have to do with skin color."

O'Reilly said this actually harms the children and sends the wrong message.

"Tell the truth. Don't screw around with the kids," O'Reilly said. "Tell the truth, teach your lesson, be a principal, make sure nobody sets themselves on fire and leave them alone."

"They want to vote? You respect the vote and say, 'Thank you for voting. That was a great election.' Not this."

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