Most articles are alleging assault, which I'm not going to call this simply because the connotative meaning of the word is too strong to me.
But, long story is short:
1. Straight kid is trying to stick up for his bi sister in an environment that is heavily anti-gay.
2. Straight kid refuses to take off a shirt he made supporting the creation of a GSA, the requests for which had been denied by the school board (and allegedly, the principle has threatened to punish students who endorse a petition for it).
3. Principle allegedly tries to emasculate the kid for supporting queer rights, pushing him around (or something).
The school is prohibited by law from denying a GSA organization, if they offer other non-academic clubs (which they do, according to their website).
The school doesn't demand that teachers provide equal treatment for children based on their sexual orientation (though, afaik, TN has no queer-protection laws).
I don't quite understand what makes administrators think they can do things like this. The precedent in the Supreme Court is well established at this point...
Edited, Oct 5th 2011 5:50pm by idiggory