Florida teacher accused of bullying gay student
A Flagler County teacher has agreed to issue a public apology to a high school freshman who became a target of anti-gay bullying. “The teacher said something to me in the middle of class and the whole class laughed,” said 15-year-old Luke Herbert. “(The teacher said) ‘You can’t put Mountain Dew and Pepsi in the same fridge or they’ll turn gay.’ And he looked directly at me.” Herbert and his mother met with school officials and the teacher. Herbert said the teacher apologized and officials promised to switch his classes, but that never happened. Herbert’s mother pulled him out of Palm Coast High School and he is attending virtual school, but he is speaking out to try to make sure this doesn’t happen to another student.