A Florida high school student who helped organize student walkouts and protests against the state’s “Don’t Say Gay” law says school officials are retaliating against him by barring him from running for class president. Jack Petocz, a 17-year-old junior at Flagler Palm Coast High School, was one of the chief organizers of a series of student-led walkouts that occurred throughout the state to protest the bill. School administrators suspended him following the protests, but later reversed their decision after a petition demanding he not be punished gained more than 7,000 signatures. Now, the school is saying that Petocz can’t run for student elections. Petocz organized protests against the Republican-backed “Parental Rights in Education” law, dubbed by critics as the “Don’t Say Gay” law.
Source: MetroXpress May 20, 2022 05:35 UTC