A magnet school founder was arrested in Georgia on Monday after he tried to force the school to teach homosexuality.
Authorities said 25-year-old Mark W. Foye Jr. and five others were arrested on charges of conspiracy to violate the federal Freedom of Information Act and conspiracy to interfere with a public official’s official duties.
The charges are related to a petition Foyes filed to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia in January for an injunction on the teaching of homosexuality in a school that he founded.
Foys filed a lawsuit against the school and other entities.
According to court documents, the petition states the school “cannot afford to hire or retain anyone with a homosexual background” and that the school cannot “accept any employee with a sexual orientation that is different from the general public.”
The petition also stated that the charter school would not allow its students to participate in any form of gay pride events.
The school has faced criticism from some lawmakers and parents of students at the school, who say it is violating their constitutional rights.
Foyes and five other individuals were arrested at the Atlanta airport in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was scheduled to leave on a private plane.
He was later released without being charged.