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Florida Student Fighting 'Don't Say Gay' Law Can't Run for Class President

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said in a statement on Twitter that Flagler Palm Coast High School issued a disciplinary action against him which he said would prevent him "from running for senior class president."He said that the decision followed his school suspension that came after organizing a mass protest against the state's Parental Rights in Education law, dubbed as the "Don't Say Gay" law that was signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis in late March.

The legislation bans teachers in Florida from discussing topics related to sexual identity and sexual orientation in certain grade levels.My name is Jack Petocz.

I am the high school junior who led walkouts in opposition to the “Don’t Say Gay” bill and was suspended for passing out pride flags.

Now, I’m being prevented from running for senior class president. No matter what, I won’t stop fighting for my community."When I returned, the administration assured me that no further disciplinary action would be taken.

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