School Orders Boy To “Tolerate” Undressing In Same Room As Girls

March 24, 2017
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According to a lawsuit filed in a Pennsylvania federal district court, a teenage boy was told by school leaders that he had to “tolerate” undressing in front of a female student. He was also told to make it as “natural” as possible.

The lawsuit alleges that the Boyertown Area School District humiliated the teenage boy and violated his personal privacy and it also alleges sexual harassment.

No school should rob any student of this legally protected personal privacy,” ILC attorney Randall Wenger mentioned. “We trust that our children won’t be forced into emotionally vulnerable situations like this when they are in the care of our schools because it’s a school’s duty to protect and respect the bodily privacy and dignity of all students.”

In the case of “Joel Doe”, this duty was ignored.

Last year, the boy was standing in his underwear inside a locker room at Boyertown Area High School getting ready to change for a physical education class.

He suddenly realized there was a member of the opposite sex changing with him in the locker room, who was at the time, wearing nothing but shorts and a bra,” the lawsuit states.

The boy, along with a few of his classmates reported the incident to the Assistant Principal.

“Dr. Foley indicated that the legality was up in the air but that students who mentally identify themselves with the opposite sex could choose the locker room and bathroom to use, and physical sex did not matter,” says the lawsuit.

The teenage boy had also asked the assistant principal if there was anything that could be done to protect him from the situation.

Dr. Foley told Joel Doe to ‘tolerate’ it and to make it as ‘natural’ as he possibly can,” the lawsuit says.

Shockingly, parents were not told of the school district’s decision to allow students of one sex use the locker rooms and bathrooms of students of the opposite sex.

The District’s directive to Joel Doe was that he must change with students of the opposite sex, and make it as natural as possible and that anything less would be intolerant and bullying against students who profess a gender identity with the opposite sex,” the lawsuit states.

The teen boy’s parents made an appointment to school leaders and were told that the district is “all-inclusive.”

The lawsuit alleges that Foley told the boy’s parents that their son could use the nurse’s office to change if he had a problem with changing in front of girls.

The Principal, Brett Cooper, backed up the assistant principal’s solution, according to court records.

Supt. Richard Faidley suggested if “Joel Doe was uncomfortable changing with those of the opposite sex, or with using the nurse’s office, then he could just withdraw from school and be home schooled.

The school district has not yet responded to the lawsuit.

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