A mother in Oklahoma is taking legal action against her local school district following an incident in which a 17-year-old transgender male student allegedly assaulted her 15-year-old daughter in the girls’ restroom. The lawsuit accuses Edmond School District of neglecting to enforce a recently enacted Oklahoma law that mandates students use bathrooms corresponding to the sex indicated on their birth certificates. The police report states that the transgender student became aggressive after the girl declined to answer a question and physically attacked her when she refused to fight.
The assault reportedly involved punches to the face, kicks, and hair-pulling, leaving the 15-year-old girl unable to retaliate. Another student attempted to intervene but was also struck. The injured girl was treated for potential concussion and facial injuries. The accused student was subsequently charged with assault and battery, as well as disorderly conduct.
The plaintiff is seeking $75,000 in damages, citing severe physical, mental, and emotional distress inflicted upon her daughter. The lawsuit also alleges the assailant had previously threatened the victim at school, and police had searched him for weapons following these threats. Edmond Public Schools Superintendent Angela Grunewald addressed the incident, stating that the gender identity of the students is often taken at face value when they enroll.
Despite the law, the school district did not have the assailant’s birth certificate at the time of enrollment. The mother of the accused student confirmed her son identifies as female but was born male. She claimed her son had been subjected to mental and emotional abuse, and accused one of the victims of bullying her child for being transgender. The school district confirmed to Fox News Digital that the transgender student no longer attends the school but refrained from commenting on the ongoing litigation.
The law, signed by Republican Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt, requires public schools to restrict restroom and locker room use to the biological sex for which they are designated. The law faced challenges in September from three transgender students claiming unconstitutional discrimination. Stitt used the incident as evidence of the necessity of the law he signed, asserting his commitment to protecting young girls in schools and upholding state laws.