California High School Student Removed From Competition For Pro-Gay Remark
A student competing in the “Mr. Fullerton” competition said he wanted to find the love of his life and marry him, and that gay marriage should be legal, leading the school to eliminate him from the contest.
In a statement, Fullerton Joint Union High School District Superintendent George Giokaris said the student’s answer did not violate any school rules.
“The district has concluded that the matter was not handled appropriately by the assistant principal,” Giokaris said. “The district believes that the matter should have been handled privately with the student by the assistant principal.”
Giokaris said the administrator apologized privately to the student and publicly over the school’s public-address system Wednesday morning.