"Noel," an 18-year-old Cocoa High School senior, was "severely bullied" by several classmates after word spread of the video's existence. Instead of doing something sensible, like punishing the bullies, administrators decided to suspend Noel for participating in a completely legal, non-school-related activity. The forced suspension then led to him failing classes, which prevents him from being able to graduate.
A Redditor claiming to be a cousin of Noel's classmate posted about the story on the r/gaybros subreddit, saying:
Apparently this last week word got out around the school that he was in gay porn. He got severely bullied and, instead of helping him, the school will not let him graduate due to him causing a "campus disturbance". They suspended him for 10 days, which leads to an automatic FA (failure from absences).
Several students planned to protest by wearing support shirts, making posters, and skipping a class. The principle is threatening to automatically expel any student who joins in.
The Gaily Grind was able to confirm the Redditor's story after tracking down Noel's Facebook page.
There's a somewhat happy beginning-to-the-end of the story: Some students at the school have started a campaign to protest the administration's decision, suggesting that at least a portion of the student body at Cocoa High is less bigoted than the adults tasked with educating them.