Student Council President Sues Georgia H.S. After He's Removed for Pro-Gay Prom Proposal: VIDEO
Andrew briefly mentioned this yesterday, but I thought I'd post this great interview with Reuben Lack, who was elected student council president at suburban Atlanta's Alpharetta High School this year, but removed from his position by the school because of a proposal he made to help gay students feel more accepted.
Lack has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Fulton County School System, Alpharetta High principal Shannon Kersey, and faculty advisors Emily Reiser and Michelle Werre demanding Lack's reinstatement and damages.
Georgia's 11 Alive reports:
Earlier this year, Lack said he proposed changing the structure of the senior prom -- eliminating the prom king and prom queen for more gender-neutral titles. He said he pitched it to be more accommodating to gay students at Alpharetta High. But he says the student council never debated it because faculty advisers intervened.
"The teacher moderators were visibly agitated," Lack said. "They were very, very uncomfortable about it. To the point where they were almost angry."
Within a few days, Lack said the school administration removed him from his position as student council president.
Watch an interview with Lack about the situation, AFTER THE JUMP...