|Published:||Mar 19, 2013 11:31 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Mar 19, 2013 11:59 PM EDT|
DESOTO COUNTY, Fla.- Many Desoto County lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender students showed up united at Tuesday's school board meeting, calling for change.
This comes after a 16-year old student and the gay rights group, Lambda Legal, filed a lawsuit against the school district. Amber Hatcher says she wanted to observe the National Day of Silence last April to honor students who are bullied into hiding their sexual orientation.
The Sophomore says she wore a "Day of Silence" shirt to school and was suspended. Student Nicole Bird says, "Maybe we can get a new principal assigned that cares about the kids because when the students are being bullied by the people who are supposed to stop the bullying we have a problem."
Two weeks before the lawsuit was filed, Desoto County's schools superintendent called for an investigation. However Dr. Karyn Gary has not revealed what it's about. Last month, three top administrators were reassigned. Tuesday night, many school board members told us they have been kept in the dark too long.
Ronnie Allen says, "When you have three top administrators removed for a reason and you are not told and the public is constantly asking the board members,'What is going on?' and you know nothing, it is frustrating."
The results of the investigation could be released as early as next Tuesday.