JROTC instructor preaches to student about homosexuality

Published: May. 30, 2012 at 9:16 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 27, 2012 at 6:41 PM CDT
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GLBT Advocacy is asking some tough questions of Huntsville City Schools.
GLBT Advocacy is asking some tough questions of Huntsville City Schools.
A Grissom High School JROTC instructor lectured a student about homosexuality and the Bible.
A Grissom High School JROTC instructor lectured a student about homosexuality and the Bible.

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - A gay and lesbian advocacy group is asking some tough questions of Huntsville City Schools.

It all surrounds allegations that a JROTC leader lectured a Grissom High School student about the Bible and homosexuality. The student alleged it happened after she told the instructor she wanted to move to San Francisco in the future.

"One student left the room crying," said James Robinson, executive director at GLBT Advocacy. "The other student contacted me the next morning asking for my help."

According to Robinson, the incident happened in April in front of a group of students. When the girl asked the instructor to stop, he didn't.

"The mother and I both called the school and told them this was not going to be tolerated and was unacceptable," said Robinson.

Robinson, the student, and her mother all sat down with Grissom administration the following week.

The school was supposed to report the incident to JROTC authorities, but Robinson has received no indication that ever happened.

"It is our responsibility to hold systems accountable for the policies they have in place," said Robinson.

GLBT Advocacy drafted a letter and sent it to the district. Huntsville City Schools informed him the situation is resolved but won't say how.

Huntsville City Schools district didn't want to comment on the matter, citing confidentiality laws.

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