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Fla. students walk out after school board's anti-trans actions
2023-11-29

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In Florida, hundreds of students at Coconut Creek's Monarch High School held a walkout on Nov. 28 after their principal and several other school officials were reportedly reassigned over a transgender student's participation on the girls volleyball team, NBC News reported.

Some students held signs in favor of trans rights, while others chanted "trans lives matter." The protest happened a day after the high school's principal, James Cecil, and four other staffers were reassigned to non-school sites. (A WSVN item identified the other staff members as Assistant Principal Kenneth May, teacher/athletic director Dione Hester and information management technician Jessica Norton; temporary athletic coach Alex Burgess' services have been paused.)

Broward County Public Schools Chief Communications and Legislative Affairs Officer John J. Sullivan, in a statement, confirmed that Cecil and the other staffers were reassigned "pending the outcome of an investigation into allegations of improper student participation in sports," but did not specify if it was because the student is trans.

Florida Gov. and current GOP presidential candidate Ron DeSantis signed a law in 2021 banning trans girls and women from competing on girls and women's sports teams in public schools.

—Andrew Davis


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