U.S. District Judge Richard Story had previously rejected a request by Lack’s attorney for immediate reinstatement through a temporary injunction. On Monday he again ruled against Lack.
Lack claimed his rights were violated when he made a proposal for Prom Court instead of having a prom king and queen so gay and lesbian students wouldn’t be excluded. But other students said the king and queen weren’t elected as a couple, so anyone could have been elected as king or queen.
While Lack said he held more meetings than his predecessors and was more active in school issues, the school sponsors and administration said he scheduled those meetings at times that didn’t allow student athletes elected to the student council to attend. And he skipped or didn’t participate in school spirit activities, which are required in the student council bylaws.
“The school system has maintained that the student was removed from his position based on ineffective leadership, nothing more, and this ruling reinforces that,” said Susan Hale, spokesperson for the Fulton County Schools System. “Our priority now is to get all students and staff focused on learning as we prepare to complete the school year.”
Alpharetta High Principal Shannon Kersey today also said she was “happy justice was served, that the truth came out… I support all students in our school. And I’m just happy that our school community will be able to move forward and continue learning and teaching.”alpharetta, georgia, milton, news, politics