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Mocked Gay Student Wants Better Apology

Mocked Gay Student Wants Better Apology


Luke Herbert, the Palm Coast, Fla., high school freshman whose shop teacher mocked him and made antigay comments in class, says he is not satisfied with the apology his former school district has given.

Representatives for Flagler Palm Coast High School say a public service announcement they created and aired at the school should be apology enough, but Herbert, who no longer attends the school, says he never saw it and would prefer his apology to be more public.

"The definition of public is not a local high school," Herbert told "I thought it wasn't aimed towards me, and I thought it was fake."

The PSA went up Wednesday on the school's website, two months after Herbert was bullied.

"If it was a public apology, it would have been on their website when it first happened," Herbert said. "Or called the news media? Or put it on YouTube? I know they have a YouTube account. A lot of people know what happened to me, a lot of people."

Herbert, who recently posted his story on his own YouTube account, says he and his mother are still considering suing the school district.

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