Atlanta, GA (AP) As summer draws to a close, a Georgia high-school student is learning the hard way how to stay safe while still enjoying the summer.
At a Georgia school that’s known for its summer sports, a student who is 17 and from a minority group is spending the summer on the ground, trying to keep his or her safety safe.
Georgia High School sophomore Marcus Hodge, who is white, said he and other students are getting into trouble with the police in the days before summer breaks.
A teacher and other school officials told him they could not have the students on the property because it is a school property.
He is not allowed to bring his own belongings to school.
Hodge said he is staying at a home on a property owned by the school district because he cannot bring his family, including his mom, because of his ethnicity.
The teen said the police were not willing to give him an explanation about why he was being detained.
The school district told The Associated Press the teen was given a citation, but said it did not have any additional information about the citation.
Huddle said he plans to attend college and wants to attend an elementary school in the Atlanta area.
He said he wants to finish his senior year at Georgia Tech.
The high school has about 4,500 students.
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The Associated Press has learned that the Atlanta district has been told by law enforcement that Marcus Hogue, a 17-year-old from Georgia, was not allowed on the campus of the city’s Georgia High School because of race.
Hogges home is a high school campus.
He has been detained since Aug. 6 on a citation for trespassing, a violation of Georgia law that includes having a gun on school property and having a firearm without a permit.
Hogue said he was arrested because he did not bring his gun to school and that he will not be charged for trespasses and carrying a firearm on school grounds.
“We were in a school zone.
They had a right to be here,” Hodge said.
Hodges mother, Angela Jones, said she is “disappointed and disappointed” in the decision.
“It’s hard to understand why they would make me feel like this, but it’s their decision,” she said.
The district said it has been in contact with the teen, who has since been released.
Holey, who had not been charged, said his attorney is also seeking to file a civil rights lawsuit against the district.
The Georgia Department of Education said in a statement that it has a zero tolerance policy for discrimination and will take all steps to address any concerns.
The AP contributed to this report.