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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) – An honors student athlete suspended over a two-word tweet about a teacher in the Elk River School District will attend school elsewhere.

Senior Reid Sagehorn is talking publicly for the first time about the seven-week suspension that has many students at Rogers High School rallying on his behalf.

The 17-year-old honors student, who is captain of the football and basketball teams, says he only meant the tweet as a joke when he responded “actually yes” to an anonymous post online asking if he ever kissed a 28-year-old gym teacher.

The teacher was cleared of any wrong-doing, but district officials suspended Sagehorn for violating the conduct code for social media.

Sagehorn says he has sent a letter of apology to the teacher. He and his parents talked with a reporter at the office of one of his three Minneapolis attorneys.

There will be a school board meeting tonight in Elk River. Attorney Joe Friedberg is expected to be there representing the Sagehorn family.

Friedberg said that the Rogers Police Chief and the Elk River School Superintendent should resign.

Sagehorn did not disclose where he will begin school Monday.

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