UPDATE: The Indian River County Sheriff's Office is holding a press conference today at 1:30 p.m. at 4055 41st Avenue in Vero Beach. Those who are supporting Kaitlyn are being encouraged to attend and be a part of a peaceful rally by wearing t-shirts, and carrying signs.
A star student at Sebastian River High School was expelled from school and arrested on "lewd and lascivious battery of a child 12 to 16 years old" charges because of her same-sex relationship with a fellow student.
Kaitlyn Hunt, 18, a cheerleader and basketball player at the school, had been dating her 15-year-old girlfriend, a teammate on the basketball team. But when the relationship became public, everything began to unravel for Kaitlyn.
She was kicked off the team because the coach allegedly feared having a gay couple on the team would bring unwanted "drama." And, once her girlfriend's parents found out about the relationship, they called police, who showed up to the Hunt's home to arrest Kaitlyn, which led to her expulsion from Sebastian River High.
Her parents are fighting the charges as nothing more than simple bigotry.More »