A male cheerleader from an Alice, Tex., high school who made news for being removed from his squad after he was caught kissing a male student on campus is unhappy with the school district's decision to uphold his suspension.
The school district released a statement Monday afternoon saying it had reviewed the situation and would be standing by its original decision to remove the young man from the squad.
According to local KZTV 10, "the district said the teen was not punished for the kiss but didn't explain what he did wrong. They only said that the student and his parents are aware of what prompted the punishment."
The district says the boy's parents agree with the decision -- a statement the student says is not true.
The unidentified teen, who said he has received overwhelming support from his peers, released his own statement. "As much as a heartbreak that it is that I can't cheer anymore," it said, "the only thing I care about is getting a message out, that no matter what, you are who are you are and no one ever has a say in it or should treat you different. No one can be better at being you than yourself."
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