Students Rise Up Against School’s Transgender Bathroom Policy, Walk Out of Class in Protest: Report

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Students at a New York state high school walked out of class last week to protest the transgender bathroom policy at their high school.

The protest took place Monday at John Jay High School, which is part of the Wappingers Central School District.

The school’s policy is that students can use any bathroom they choose that suits their preferred version of their gender identity, according to Spectrum News.

“A bunch of people from our school, John Jay, feel uncomfortable,” Shauna Neilan, a senior at John Jay High School, said.

“We want to change that and give them their own spaces to make us more comfortable and them more comfortable,” she said.

A petition started by Neilan alleged incidents have taken place in a restroom focusing on one transgender student.

Wappingers Central School District Superintendent Dwight Bonk said he is not aware of any such incident.

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