Male Student Sues School District After Girl Allowed to Undress in Boys’ Locker Room

READING, Penn. — A male student at a Pennsylvania high school and his parents have filed suit against their school district after a female student was allowed to undress in the boys’ locker room because she identifies as a boy.

The student, whose name has not been disclosed, attends Boyertown High School, approximately a half an hour outside of Reading.

According to the lawsuit, and an online video released by Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF)-affiliated attorney Randall Wenger, last October, as the student was changing in the boys’ locker room for gym class, he noticed a girl standing just feet away from him also in a state of partial undress.

“While he was partially undressed, he looked behind him and noticed a girl standing there wearing nothing above her waist other than a bra,” Wenger explained.

Immediately concerned about the situation—as he was standing in nothing but his underwear, the teen hurriedly put his clothes on and left.

“He was naturally upset, so he went after class with a group of friends to go see the [assistant] principal to find out what was going on,” Wenger outlined. “And the [assistant] principal told him, ‘I’ve got no other options for you. I’m going to ask you to tolerate this and make it as natural as you possibly can.'”

The boy’s parents then sought themselves to meet with the assistant principal, Wayne Foley, but were allegedly advised that “the school district is ‘all-inclusive’ and that if [the boy] had a problem changing or using restrooms with people of the opposite sex, he would get him permission to go to the nurse’s office to change.”

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Unsatisfied with Foley’s answer, the teen’s parents then met with Principal Brett Cooper, but he reiterated that the boy could use the nurse’s office if he was uncomfortable changing his clothes in front of the girl.

The lawsuit states that officials then contacted the Berks Career and Technology School (BCTS), where the boy receives half-day vocational training, to advise about the incident. The principal of BCTS then pulled the student aside, stating that “he wanted to make sure none of that negativity was going to happen at his school.”

The teen’s parents soon met with district Superintendent Richard Faidley, but he too held his ground, stating that if the boy did not want to change in the presence of the girl, and if he did not wish to use the nurse’s office, his parents could take him out of school and homeschool him.

So far, the boy has decided not to change into gym clothes at all to avoid the situation, but has been given poor grades for PE class for remaining in his street clothes.

“Plaintiff has experienced embarrassment and humiliation, both in terms of being viewed and viewing a student of the opposite sex in a state of undress and because of the stigmatization and criticism he received from other students and adults, fueled by the administration’s policy and actions,” the lawsuit reads. “Plaintiff is suffering and will continue to suffer irreparable harm because of the Defendants’ actions.”

It notes that Pennsylvania law requires male and female facilities to be separate, and asserts that the district is violating that requirement, as well as the male student’s right to bodily privacy.

“[Plaintiff] has a fundamental right to bodily privacy that, at a minimum, includes protection from intimate exposure of his body and intimate activities to a person of the opposite sex. It also includes the corollary protection from intimate exposure to a female’s body or intimate activities,” the legal challenge outlines.

The student is seeking an injunction against the district’s policies, which allow for girls who identify as boys to undress in male facilities.

“No school should rob any student of his legally protected personal privacy,” Wenger said in a statement. “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 this case, school officials are clearly ignoring that duty.”

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  • bowie1

    It seems only lawsuits are necessary in this day and age when a school refuses to listen to reason.

  • InTheChurch

    Here we go. It was going to come to this and we have it now. May the best team win.

  • 1luisa

    Take your kids out of public school. It’s not safe for children anymore.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    The girl is mentally ill. Those who let her live as a boy are evil and guilty. Boys and girls should be taught to live out the truth – the birth gender – for lifetime.

    • nineleven

      yes the girl is mentally ill and so are the professional teachers and administrators that allow this to occur. By the grace of God, may a revolution come as the founders of the nation said, to sweep this nonsense away.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    If the school officials really cared, they’d have created third restrooms or third change rooms for transgenders. Why do they sacrifice normal people and make them suffer? Schools should not force the Muslims girls mixed swimming, either.

    • nineleven

      they wont put in more washrooms because America is bankrupt. I do not want Sharia law either. let them go to a muslim school instead of forcing their laws on the rest of us, but thats just it, they want to force their way into every part of the west to destroy it from within.

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        There is only savagery outside of Judeo-Christian values.

  • BobFromDistrict9

    Just put up dressing rooms like in dept stores. Just little rooms with a curtain or door. The simplest solution of all.

  • Reason2012

    They violate the rights of 99+% of students in the name of protecting student’s rights. The only language these deceivers and perversion activists understand is lawsuits.

  • girls who identifies as boy gets raped in boys locker room – that is what YOU as school and as parent are allowing your child to happen.

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  • Royce E. Van Blaricome

    I don’t disagree in any way with the comments denouncing this but I would like to offer something to ponder on for awhile.

    Is it possible that we Christians in some way have contributed to us getting here and are reaping a bit of what we’ve sowed? I’m speaking here of how “modesty” is something that seems to be a long lost foregone concept.

    I’m a Christian man on several Christian “Dating” Sites and on a couple secular ones but only look at profiles from women professing to be Christian. Would you like to take a guess at what the majority of their pictures highlight? Whattaya think a guy’s eyes are first drawn to? Voddie Baucham spoke to this is a powerful way in his “The Godly Woman” video.

    Now, I am NOT trying to blame Christians for the rash of sexual immorality in this country today nor am I trying to justify their behavior in ANY way. I’m just asking whether we have aided or resisted the efforts to move toward immodesty. And how hypocritical is it to get all bent outta shape (which we should) over this while at the same time filling churches on Sunday with women and girls dressed in a way that would’ve given Grandma a heart attack not all that long ago?

    • Grace Kim Kwon

      Yes, scanty-dressed women as well as the supporters of homosexuality endanger global children. Non-virgins tend to show skin everywhere. Christian women should dress up in modesty in order to protect other women and children.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Immoral people( spporters of homosexuality and trangenderisms) should get kicked out of the school systems. Children should be taught the truth and morality.

  • Common Sense Grandmother

    My solution to this, as crude as it is, is to change “Boys” and “Girls” room signs to “Penis” and “No Penis.” That way, no interpretation, or identification, is necessary. Its completely clear where you belong.

  • Fee

    Come one, come all! Welcome to the freak show in America! ADMISSION: Free

    “Hell has enlarged herself.”

  • Joanne13

    These parents need to find a GOOD lawyer that will take this case pro bono. How pathetic that a school would take away the majorities rights for a few HIGHLY disturbed kids. That’s what a PC society turns into… a place only fit for loonies and idiots! OH… and get their kid OUT of the public school system A.S.A.P.!