Teen: Teacher Mocked Me for Being Gay
February 24, 2011
A Palm Coast, Fla., teen says one of his teachers ridiculed him in front of classmates for being gay, telling him he couldn't keep his soda in the same fridge as other students or they'd turn out like him.
"He stood in front of the class and said 'you can't put Mountain Dew or Pepsi in the same fridge or they'll turn gay.' He [also] came over to me, and I was like 'hi.' He said hi, like he was imitating me or mocking me," the 15-year-old told Florida's News 13. Herbert said the teacher ultimately apologized and school officials promised to switch him to another class, but it has yet to happen.