A North Carolina high school is being blamed for a student’s worsening kidney disease after the student, a biological female, decided to identify as a boy but was not allowed to use the boys’ bathroom.
The student, referred to only as “John Doe,” is sure to become the left’s favorite poster child against so-called bathroom bills after filing suit against the Cleveland Board of Education, Superintendent Stephen Fisher, and Kings Mountain High School Principal Julie Rikard.
The suit was filed in late January, according to The Shelby Star:
In the suit the student, who was a female at birth but began gender transition before his freshman year, says the district discriminated against him by refusing to allow him to use bathrooms that match his gender identity.
According to court documents, the student and his mother informed KMHS before his freshman year that he identified as male and asked that he be allowed to use the boys’ bathrooms at the school. Rikard, the suit alleges, denied the request, saying he could use the girls’ restroom only.
“Because I am a boy I could not use the girls’ restroom comfortably and ended up avoiding the restroom for the entirety of the year,” the teen said in a sworn statement.
In the few instances he had an emergency, Doe said girls at the school would laugh at him “because they knew I was trans and made fun of me for having to use the girls’ restroom.”
The school attempted to accommodate the teen, who started taking testosterone during her sophomore year, by allowing her to use a separate teachers’ bathroom.
“We made an accommodation for the student that we felt was in the best interest of the student at the time,” School Board Chairwoman Shearra Miller said.
That wasn’t good enough, though, because “Doe” claims she got “looks” from teachers.
Now a senior, “Doe” simply avoids using the bathroom at school altogether, which her doctors say may have worsened the kidney disease he has been battling since birth.
“In addition to the escalation in his anxiety and distress that has resulted from Kings Mountain High School’s refusal to let John access the restroom on equal terms as other boys, John’s kidney function has also been compromised as a result of his lack of access to appropriate restroom facilities,” said Dr. Deanna Adkins, a pediatric endocrinologist who has been treating “Doe” since 2017, the Star reports.
“Adkins and one other doctor also sent letters to KMHS recommending the school allow the student to use the boys’ bathrooms nearest to his classroom, both for his physical and mental health,” The Shelby Star reported.
What about the anxiety girls might feel having someone who claims to be a boy using their bathroom, or the anxiety boys might feel sharing the bathroom with a biological girl? I suppose no one cares about them!
According to The Star, a judge issued a temporary restraining order to allow Doe to use the boys’ restrooms ahead of a hearing expected this week.
This is absolutely ridiculous. “Doe’s” school attempted to accommodate her, why wasn’t the teachers’ bathroom good enough? Any student will likely get “looks” when they’re spotted in a teachers-only area at first, obviously!
Interestingly enough, her complaint echoes that of girls in the UK who reportedly sustained bladder infections after refusing to use school bathrooms all day after biological boys were awarded the privilege of using whichever facilities they prefer.
Once more, the transgender movement has demonstrated that the rights of actual boys and girls will always be secondary to those of trans people.
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