GROSSE POINTE, Mich. (AP) -- A Detroit-area school district has reversed course and will let former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum speak at Grosse Pointe South High School.
Grosse Pointe officials say students and teachers will be allowed to skip Santorum's speech on April 24. The Pennsylvania Republican served in Congress for 16 years and was a GOP candidate for president in 2012.
Grosse Pointe district spokeswoman Rebecca Fannon says some parents were concerned about Santorum's conservative philosophy. She had no details about those concerns.
South principal Matt Outlaw had canceled the event Monday, partly because the group sponsoring Santorum's visit wouldn't share a copy of his speech ahead of the appearance.
Santorum is supposed to talk about leadership. The district says students raised $18,000 to pay for the visit.
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