ARCADIA, Fla.—Lambda Legal on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of a lesbian teenager who said school officials punished her for taking part in an anti-LGBT bullying event.
Amber Hatcher, 16, planned to observe the National Day of Silence last April. DeSoto County High School Principal Shannon Fusco and DeSoto County School Superintendent Adrian Cline reportedly discouraged her from taking part in the annual event.
The lawsuit further alleges administrators suspended Hatcher for the day after she arrived to school wearing a red T-shirt that read “DOS April 20, 2012: Shhhhh.”
“I wish my school would help me create an accepting environment for LGBT kids, not single me out for punishment,” Hatcher said.
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