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Wed Nov 29, 2023, 02:43 PM Nov 2023

Staff reassigned at Florida school after allegations that transgender student played on girls' team

Source: Associated Press

Staff reassigned at Florida school after allegations that transgender student played on girls’ team

Updated 3:02 PM EST, November 28, 2023

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of students participated in a walkout at a South Florida high school on Tuesday, a day after their principal and four other staff members were removed from their positions as officials investigate allegations of a transgender student being allowed to play on a girls’ volleyball team, in violation of state law.

The demonstration occurred at Monarch High School in Broward County. Local news footage shows a large crowd of students walking out of the school building and congregating outside on school property.

The school district on Monday reassigned principal James Cecil, assistant principal Kenneth May, athletic director Dione Hester and information management technician Jessica Norton to non-school sites pending the outcome of the investigation. Also, temporary athletic coach Alex Burgess was told his services are paused while the investigation proceeds.

“We will continue to follow state law and will take appropriate action based on the outcome of the investigation,” school district spokesman John Sullivan said in a statement. “We are committed to providing all our students with a safe and inclusive learning environment.”


Read more: https://apnews.com/article/transgender-athlete-florida-4b7a7768731b0d34c9fe04ed5149c31d

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