Thomas McCalmont, 20, of Roxbury, is now a student at Shippensburg University. In 2010, he graduated from Chambersburg Area Senior High School. Just after the Chambersburg school board voted 5-4 on Feb. 27 to deny students the right to form a Gay-Straight Alliance at the school, McCalmont launched an online petition to request that the board reconsider. As of Wednesday night, he said, that petition had garnered 6,000 signatures. "I honestly don't know how they board will go," McCalmont said. "But almost 6,000 signatures on the petition should give them some idea of how many people in the community are in support of the club.
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