Diana Medley, the special education teacher who said gays have no purpose, won't face disciplinary action.

Medley created a firestorm of controversy when she argued in favor of a gay-free prom at Sullivan High School in Sullivan, Indiana, saying that being gay is a choice.

“We don't agree with it and it's offensive to us,” Medley told NBC affiliate WTWO.

“I believe that it was life circumstances and they chose to be that way; God created everyone equal.”

“Homosexual students come to me with their problems, and I don't agree with them, but I care about them,” she added. “It's the same thing with my special needs kids. I think God puts everyone in our lives for a reason.”

When asked if the same goes for gays, Medley answered: “No I honestly don't [think they have a purpose in life]. Sorry, but I don't. I don't understand it. A gay person isn't going to come up and make some change unless it's to realize that it was a choice and they're choosing God.”

More than 15,000 people joined a Change.org petition calling for the school district to discipline Medley.

Instead, Northeast School Corporation Superintendent Mark A. Baker released a statement defending Medley's right to free speech.

“I would like to clearly state the Northeast School Corporation has never denied any student the right to attend prom or any other Northeast School Corporation sponsored event due to their race, gender, or sexual orientation,” Baker wrote.

“In regards to the story that WTWO aired on February 10, 2013, the Northeast School Corporation employee that was interviewed was expressing her First Amendment rights. The views expressed are not the views of the Northeast School Corporation and/or the Board of Education.”

“These comments were expressed during a Sunday community meeting at a local church and at no time was she representing the Northeast School Corporation. The teacher was participating in a meeting with her local church congregation.”