Schools closed after Oklahoma parents threaten to castrate transgender child
An entire school district has been closed after parents threatened a transgender girl with castration and a beating because she used the girls’ bathroom.
The horrific messages, which referred to 12-year-old Maddie as “it,” “this thing,” “half baked maggot” and “the transgender,” were posted on a Facebook group for parents of students in Achille, Oklahoma.
Earlier this year, an Indiana teacher who refused to use trans pupils’ chosen names resigned because his religious beliefs conflicted with his school’s policy.
The two schools in Achille will be closed until Wednesday (August 15) after Maddie – who usually goes to the staff bathroom – used a girls’ toilet once, on the first day of seventh grade.
Local resident Jamie Crenshaw responded to news of this on the Facebook group, writing: “The transgender is already using the girls bathroom,” adding: “Enough is enough.”
This sparked a wave of hatred against Maddie, who has identified as a girl since fifth grade, with Eddie Belcher writing: “If he wants to be a female make him a female.
“A good sharp knife will do the job really quick.”
Another group member, Kevin Lee Bickerstaff, said: “Just tell the kids to kick ass in the bathroom and it won’t want to come back!”
One post by Seth Cooper suggested that Parker, who it is understood is Jamie Crenshaw’s son, “whip his ass until he quits coming to school.”
Another participant, Waylon Lott, referred to an LGBT+ staff member at the school, writing: “I let the queer teacher get me worked up! This is even worse! Lol.”
Cooper responded to him, saying: “Lmao, both cases are BS, neither one of them should be allowed near th [sic] school.”
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