Rachel Aviles was one of the most popular kids at The Master's
School, a K-12 Christian school in Connecticut's West Simsbury,
according to Hartford Courant. She also excelled at extra-curricula
But when she came out to her teachers following a school trip,
their relationship is said to have soured beyond repair.
Immediately after announcing she was a lesbian, Aviles claims she
was encouraged to withdraw - or face expulsion.
Aviles' former coach Heather Lodovico, spoke about the
"She texted me and said something like 'They kicked me out,' and I
made a joke, 'What, are you pregnant?' and she said, 'No, worse.
I'm gay,'" said Lodovico.
The school's meadmaster, Jon Holley, has rejected opportunities to
discuss the case because of "privacy concerns".