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Fulton County Public Schools responds to Alpharetta student’s lawsuit

Alpharetta High School

Reuben Lack made national headlines last week when news broke that he was suing his school, Alpharetta High School, over his forced removal as the school's student body president. Lack alleged the change came after he introduced a resolution designed to make the school's prom more gay-inclusive.

Samantha Evans, executive director of communications for Fulton County Public Schools, disputed Lack’s claims in an interview today.

“The bottom line is that this allegation that the student is making is not true. This is not a district that would support any type of prejudice or bias,” Evans said today by phone.

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Alpharetta student sues school over denied LGBT-friendly prom policy

Alpharetta High School

An Alpharetta High School student alleges in a lawsuit that he was forcefully removed from his student council position after advocating a change in the school's “Prom King and Queen” tradition to be more inclusive of LGBT couples.

According to the complaint, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Georgia Atlanta District, Reuben Lack, who is straight, says that two Alpharetta High School faculty advisors told him that he was being removed as the school's Student Body President for “pushing personal projects.”

Lack alleges that he was removed over his “exercise of rights protected by the First Amendment.”