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No Charges Filed in Evans High Peeping Allegations; Separate Bathroom Provided for Transgender Student

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(STORY UPDATED TO INCLUDE INFORMATION FROM AN EMAIL FROM THE COLUMBIA COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION SPOKESPERSON)

No charges have been filed in regard to peeping allegations against a transgender student at Evans High School, according to the Columbia County Sheriff's Department, and school administ...

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  1. So, does this boy just become “transgender” because he simply says he identifies as a girl, or do the authorities require some sort of professional medical corroboration? I mean, if they just take the kid’s word for it, then what’s to keep any kid from bouncing back and forth in identities in order to gain access to an opposite sex’s bathroom/locker room for a cheap peak?
    Also, wonder why there’s no word here on what the parents had to say…on either side? If that were my daughter, you’d be hearing my side of it.

  2. “Evans High School administrators are providing a single-occupancy restroom to a transgender student after allegations by classmates of peeping.”

    Leaving aside for the moment the wisdom of this policy, I wish the article was more clear about what “providing’ means in this case. It sounds like the county built a special facility just for this student, which is likely not the case. My guess is that somewhere on campus is a single-occupancy restroom which students ordinarily don’t have permission to use, and the school began allowing this student to use it.

    Would any future reporting on this clarify this to make sure readers don’t jump to conclusions?

  3. I taught a young man many years ago who was very effeminate but identified as male. During the school year, he discovered that he had been born as a hermophrodite and his parents decided that he would be a male. However, when he had some blood work done, he discovered that he was actually a she. You can imagine what a traumatic experience that was, not only for him, but for all of us. The following school year, he identified as a she, and if you didn’t know him before, you would never imagine that she used to be a he. The issue of which bathroom she would use came up, and the principal decided that she would use the boys bathroom. The principal also would suspend her for being dressed as a female, even though she was hormonally a female. Nowadays there would have been all kinds of lawsuits for discrimination for this. I had a lot of sympathy for that student back then, because it was not her fault for being born with both sets of genitalia. But these “dude looks like a lady” (like the current asst. health secretary, Dr. Rachel Levine) fellas are a totally different situation. Just getting up one day and saying you feel like a woman today so you can have access to females that other men don’t have is pretty strange and potentially dangerous for women in general. Glad they decided to give him/her their separate bathroom space.

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