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Public High School Teacher Labeled Student Wearing Pro-Gay T-Shirt a 'Sinner'
A student at Paloma Valley High in Menifee was branded a "sinner" by their teacher after the student wore a t-shirt that said "Gay is Good" to class. The teacher, whose identity has not been released, "drew an “S” on the hand of a student," to symbolize "sinner," according to CBS2, and referred to the student, whose identity is also being kept private, multiple times as such. Now the Perris Union High School District says that teacher has been "dealt with," following an investigation into the complaint from the student, which was filed in October. "Students and other staff members eventually reported the incident to Paloma Valley administrators, the school board and the ACLU."
Students in the LGBTQ community at the school "have complained of a pattern of harassment and discrimination." The ACLU began looking into Paloma Valley late last year, and believe the campus is a "homophobic environment."