Virginia School District Wipes Clean Suspension Record Against Teacher Byron Tanner Cross and Pays $20,000

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Byron Tanner Cross was suspended from his teaching job in May after stating he would not follow a rule which forces teachers to call students by their preferred pronouns. He went on to say that he could not, in good conscience, lie to his students suffering from gender – dysphoria. Cross sued the Virginia school district. Last week the case settled with the school district agreeing to remove the suspension from his record and to pay Alliance Defending Freedom, which represented Cross, $20,000 in attorneys’ fees.