Pennsylvania High School Students Protest Transgender Bathroom Policy

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Students from Perkiomen Valley School District organized a walkout on Friday in protest of the school district failing to enact a policy requiring transgender students to use bathrooms corresponding to their biological sex. High school student John Ott organized the protest and had hundreds of students throughout the district join him.  Ott said, “Kids were upset. Girls… we wanted to protect them. They were upset. They didn’t want men in their bathroom.”  Perkiomen Valley School Board president commented, “Although I voted differently than the majority of the board, as board president, I respect the outcome of the vote and those who voted against expediting the policy. I also appreciate our student body, those who came to our previous board meeting to vote, and the 300+ students who used their First Amendment right to voice their opinion in favor of the policy during their protest on Friday.”