The City Schools of Decatur denied a claim Monday made by a Georgia parent who filed a federal complaint demanding policies that will better protect students after a “gender fluid” boy allegedly assaulted her 5-year-old daughter in a bathroom.
Filed with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights by attorney Vernadette Broyles, the complaint alleges that a kindergartner at Oakhurst Elementary School in Decatur, Georgia, was assaulted in a bathroom in November 2017, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The gender fluid boy allegedly pushed the girl against the bathroom wall and touched her genitals, according to the complaint.
Neither the girl nor the biologically male student who perpetrated the alleged assault reported it to their teacher, the Journal-Constitution reported.
The Decatur school district denies the alleged incident. “We are aware of the unfounded allegations,” district spokeswoman Courtney Burnett told The Daily Caller New Foundation Monday. “We fully disagree with their characterization of the situation and are addressing it with the Office of Civil Rights.”
The parent on whose behalf the suit was filed has not been identified for privacy reasons, according to the Journal-Constitution. (RELATED: Transgender Person Convicted Of Sexually Abusing 10-Year-Old Girl In Bathroom)
The City Schools of Decatur has created a hostile environment for students by “eliminating their expectation of privacy from the opposite sex,” according to the complaint. No formal lawsuit has been filed to follow up on the claim.
The U.S. Department of Education is investigating the claim and the school’s bathroom policies.
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