Student sues Ga. school over proposed prom changes

March 23, 2012 - 7:45 AM

ATLANTA (AP) — A suburban Atlanta high school student says in a federal lawsuit that administrators removed him as student body president after he promoted changes aimed at making the prom more inclusive to gay students.

Reuben Lack, an 18-year-old senior at Alpharetta High School, filed the lawsuit this week in U.S. District Court. He's asking a judge to issue an injunction reinstating him as student body president.

Lack said he introduced a resolution at a January student council meeting to modify the school's "prom king and queen" tradition to make it more inclusive to gay students.

Lack says he was told by school officials Feb. 8 that he was immediately removed from his position for "pushing personal projects" and advocating policy changes.

School officials couldn't immediately be reached for comment Friday.