MEDIA STATEMENT: LAKE COUNTY SCHOOLS
Equality Florida released the following statement, by Executive Director Nadine Smith, regarding a the most recent developments concerning Lake County students at risk of anti-gay bullying and discrimination:
"Yesterday, Florida Rep. Scott Randolph (Dist. 36) became the most recent voice to call on the Lake County School Board to strengthen their anti-bullying and non-discrimination policies in light of the virulently anti-gay bias of Jerry Buell, a Lake County school teacher. As a growing number of students continue to come forward to share their classroom experiences of Buell's anti-gay behavior, we grow increasingly concerned that Lake County has left their students vulnerable to discrimination and harassment by not including sexual orientation and gender identity in their anti-bullying and non-discrimination policies."