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Female student expelled for kicking boy who entered girls’ CR in protest of transgender

/ 01:33 PM April 17, 2019
Girl expelled for kicking boy who protested against transgender

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A female student from a high school in Alaska, United States has been expelled for supposedly kicking a boy in the groin, after the boy entered the girls’ restroom as a protest against a fellow student who was a transgender.

The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District released a statement by superintendent Dr. Karen Gaborik regarding the incident, through its official Facebook page on Monday, April 15.

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A group of male students from North Pole High School attempted to enter the girls’ restroom after a transgender student, who was transitioning from female to male, took a selfie in the boys’ restroom and posted it on Snapchat on April 1. Some male students in the school were offended by the photo and decided to protest against it by planning to enter the girls’ restroom on April 4.

Only one male student actually proceeded past the door frame. The other male students followed behind him and were not yet in the restroom,” the statement said. “A female student (not the transgender student) was exiting the restroom at the time the first male student began to enter. The female student kicked the first male student in the groin. The male students turned around and left the area.”

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The school administration issued disciplinary measures on the female student and the seven male students involved last April 8. However, the statement noted there was no evidence proving the male students were threatening any student or using any type of force toward others.

The district’s statement did not mention that the female student was expelled for kicking one of the boys in the groin. However, various reports have stated that she was indeed expelled.

The sister of the female student also took to social media where she corrected a report, saying her sister was expelled and not suspended by the school.

“Expelled. My sister was expelled for kneeing a guy in the d*ck after he was blocking her in the WOMENS bathroom,” she said via Twitter on April 12.

The district explained that students have the right to appeal school decisions and noted that the female student is in the process of doing so.

While I will not discuss the discipline related to this incident, I can tell you that students have due process rights and can appeal school-level decisions,” Gaborik said. “We are working through those procedures right now.” JB

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