A Pennsylvania School District Shut Down All Of Its Locker Rooms Because Of A Single Trans Student
A Pennsylvania school board has decided that, instead of asking students to please use the locker room that corresponds to their genitalia, they'll just ban students from entering the locker rooms at all. Problem solved.
The decision was prompted by numerous complaints from parents about a trans-identified student using the boys' locker room. One parent explained her son would not change in the locker room if a girl was in there.
\u201cNot wanting to ban a #trans student who is using the opposite sex's locker room at a high school in Lebanon, Penn., the school board decided to shut down all the locker rooms for the remainder of the school year. https://t.co/R7qZa4u5To\u201d— Andy Ng\u00f4 \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08 (@Andy Ng\u00f4 \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08) 1682294157
In an 8 to 1 vote on Monday, the Eastern Lebanon County school district board of directors decided to shutter the locker rooms for the rest of the year. You may be wondering, what about when kids have to change for gym? The board has directed all students to simply come to school in their gym clothes, and presumably remain in their sweaty workout gear for the rest of the day. Because trans rights.
High School principal Jennifer Haas explained in an email,"Students may not change clothes in restrooms or other parts of the building before, during, or after their Physical Education class. At the start of the class period, students will meet in the gym and will store personal belongings in a designated location that is monitored by security cameras within the gym area.” But she did note, "Locker rooms will remain available for use by athletic teams after the school day for time periods established by the District Administration." How kind of them.
Superintendent Julia Vicente claimed in a letter to parents, "This directive has been enacted to allow the Board to consider options that respect the confidentiality and privacy of all students who use the High School locker rooms during the instructional day."
Or they could just, y'know, have boys change in the boys' locker room, and girls change in the girls'. But that is apparently too much to ask in 2023.
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