Blue Springs School District Convicted of Discrimination

Blue Springs School District

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BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – A Jackson County grand jury found a school district guilty of discrimination and ordered it to pay millions of dollars to a former student.

The jury determined that the Blue Springs School District discriminated against a transgender student by denying him access to the boys’ restroom or locker room at the middle school and at the Student Center. freshman of the school.

The student legally changed his name in 2010 and modified his birth certificate to match his new name and gender in 2014, according to the lawsuit. He filed a lawsuit in 2015.

Despite state recognition of him as a male student, the district denied students access to boys’ restrooms and locker rooms at Delta Woods Middle School and the Freshman Center, the lawsuit claims. know.

The jury awarded the alumnus $175,000 in restitution and $4 million in punitive damages. Plaintiff also asked the county to cover attorneys’ fees.

The school district said in a statement that it disagreed with the ruling and would “seek appropriate relief from the trial court and the appeals court if necessary.”

https://fox4kc.com/news/blue-springs-school-district-ordered-to-pay-former-student-4m-in-discrimination-suit/ Blue Springs School District Convicted of Discrimination

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