A Pennsylvannia high school in the Boyertown Area School District in Boyertown, Pennsylvania has been forcing male and female students to undress together in locker rooms. Now, a teenage boy and his parents have filed a lawsuit against the school because administrators have been trying to shame the boy, calling him intolerant, and demanding he change his clothes in front of girls.
This started after a transgender boy, who is biologically female, began undressing next to the student in the locker room. The plaintiff and several other boys felt uncomfortable changing in the locker room from then on. When addressing it with the vice principle, but were immediately condemned as being ‘intolerant.’ This is a big invasion of privacy for the students and in an attempt to make one child feel comfortable, they alienated a whole population of children, forcing them into an emotionally vulnerable situation.
“Dr. Foley [the assistant principal] told [the plaintiff] to ‘tolerate’ it and to make it as ‘natural’ as he possibly can,” the lawsuit states.
“It’s an egregious violation for the school to just brush off these students and tell them that their feelings don’t matter and to make it ‘as natural as they possibly can’,” attorney Wenger insisted.
ILC also states that the school never brought any discussion on a transgender policy to either parents or the school board before allowing the transgender student into the boys’ locker room.
“No school should rob any student of this legally protected personal privacy,” said ILC attorney Randall Wenger. “We trust that our children won’t be forced into emotionally vulnerable situations like this when they are in the care of our schools because it’s a school’s duty to protect and respect the bodily privacy and dignity of all students.”