KATHLEEN, Fla. (970 WFLA)- The American Civil Liberties Union will represent two students who have been unable to obtain permission to start a Gay-Straight Alliance at Kathleen High School in Polk County.
17-year-old students Rory Teal and Brenna Pelland said they began asking in November for the school's principal to meet with them about starting the club but have been ignored by the school's principle. The ACLU says it's clearly illegal for schools to deny students the right to start this type of club.
The ACLU has sent a letter to the Polk County School Superintendent and the district's lawyer. The letter spells out the failed attempts on the part of the students to get permission for their club.