Another High School Covers Up a Bathroom Attack
This time a “transgender” teen beat up two girls, causing a concussion and other injuries.
Last week, another horrifying story broke that has strong echos of the Loudoun County, Virginia, rape cover-ups. That story was then taken up by journalist Anna Slate, who got the police reports. It was heavily redacted to protect the minors in question, but the story unfolds pretty clearly.
In late October, a male student who “identifies” as a female entered a girls’ bathroom. This “transgender” student then approached two girls in the bathroom and attempted to talk to one of them. She ignored him. At one point he balled his fist and asked if she “wanted to fight.” Next thing the girl knew, he had hit her in the face, stunning her. He then pulled her by the hair to the ground, where he began to kick her in the face and punch her.
One of the girl’s friends, who had been witness to the whole incident, tried to intervene. She was afraid for the victim’s life because her attacker was “a man.” For her trouble, the male student punched her in the face twice. Other witnesses to the attack begged the assailant to stop and also claimed that the first victim had been beaten senseless. Both girls were black and blue, with at least one of them suffering a concussion.
Just why was the “transgender” student trying to get the first girl’s attention in the first place? Well, according to his statement, he was trying to “pay her back” for clothes he had apparently stolen from her.
Here is where the cover-up kicks into play. The parents of the entire school had not been informed of the incident because it happened in a bathroom and not in a more public place like the cafeteria. Edmond Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Angela Grunewald offered an excuse: “It is important that mass communication is only sent for critical events. If we sent mass communication out on all of the events that happen at a school, parents would get so many notifications they would miss any important updates.” Clearly, this incident is different. It was not just a fight amongst girls in a bathroom.
After the story broke, Dr. Grunewald went into damage control, informing the entire student body of the incident and following up with a video explanation of actions that have been taken. The attack happened in October, and parents weren’t formally informed about it until December 16. She grudgingly had to admit that this was an attack by a boy who had already been antagonizing the victim in question — which, incidentally, is against the law in Oklahoma.
Oklahoma has a law on the books stating that people must use the bathroom that aligns with their biological sex. This law went into effect in late March, before this incident. The male student would not have been permitted to enter the girls’ bathroom if the school had been enforcing the law. The student has been removed from the school, but it is unclear if he was expelled or chose to withdraw.
According to commentator Megan Fox, “Grunewald [the superintendent] claimed that the male student was new to the school and when he was enrolled he presented as female and his parent enrolled him as a female. Grunewald says the school didn’t know the student’s biological sex.” This seems like a dubious claim. Part of the boy’s defense for attacking was that these girls were bullying him because he was “transgender.” If the girls knew, his teachers knew. If his teachers knew, the administration likely knew. The very fact that he is a trans-identifying individual would immediately put him on everyone’s radar as a member of a protected class.
When confronted with this story, Wendy Suares, a reporter for Fox 25, posted on her social media that she didn’t think this fight was newsworthy.
How many other assaults have occurred in women’s bathrooms that we are not hearing about because they have been covered up, or the victims silenced? How many more attacks need to occur before activists have the scales removed from their eyes? When one considers how small the trans-identifying population is, then compare that to the number of attacks we have heard about, that should be enough of an indication that women are not safe when men are allowed into their locker rooms and bathrooms.
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