A high school teenager was suspended for kneeing a boy in the groin after he stormed into a girls’ bathroom with six other male students in protest of transgender rights.
“My sister was expelled for kneeing a guy in the d*** after he was blocking her in the women’s bathroom,” a girl tweeted, and provided the link to a Fairbanks News-Miner story about the incident at North Pole High School in North Pole, Alaska.
A group of male students barged into the girls’ bathroom, enraged by a transgender male student who reportedly took a selfie in the boys’ bathroom. One of the boys wrote on Snapchat, “Tomorrow identify as a woman and use the women’s bathroom if you want this s*** to end… we are doing it to boycott this bull****.”
The Twitter user narrated that her sister was cleaning her hands in the restroom when eight or nine “men” rushed in, claiming to identify as transgender. It was then that the girl, who felt threatened, kneed one boy in the groin, and he was sent to the hospital.
In an article on BuzzFeed News, the girl wrote on Facebook, “These guys (and men some were 18) came into the female bathroom and scared me. And in a reaction I kneed him. I didn’t even know what I did till after. I was scared. There was no way for me to leave the bathroom or I would have.”
A spokesperson from the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District confirmed that a transgender student had gone into the boys’ bathroom, taken a photo and posted it on social media, stating that he “was transitioning from the female to male gender.”
In an interview with Yahoo Lifestyle, the spokesperson said: "A group of boys decided to go into a girls’ restroom to take a Snapchat of their own, similar to what the transgender student did, as a form of protest."
“On the day of the incident, the boys began to enter the restroom. Only one boy actually proceeded past the door frame. The other boys followed behind him and were not yet in the restroom. A female student (not the transgender student) was exiting the restroom at the time the first boy began to enter. The girl kicked the first boy in the groin. The boys turned around and left the area,” the spokesperson added.