Justice for Transgender Student Suspended for Using ‘Wrong’ Bathroom

Target: Dr. Rick Maxey, Superintendent for Horry County Schools

Goal: Remove suspension given to a transgender student for using the boys’ bathroom.

A transgender student was suspended after he was caught using the boys’ bathroom. School administrators ruled that he must use either the girls’ bathroom or a private bathroom in compliance with transgender bathroom laws, but he refused. Demand that the school remove the suspension from his record.

R, as he prefers to be known, identifies as a boy and routinely used the boys’ bathroom. This ended after teachers found out that he was transgender. R was mandated to use either the girls’ bathroom or a private bathroom. Since this caused him to be late to class, R continued to use the boys’ bathroom until he was suspended.

R is seeking legal action against the school district in hopes that other transgender students will not have to endure his struggle. Sign below to show your support for transgender rights.


Dear Dr. Maxey,

A transgender student was suspended after a teacher caught him using the ‘wrong’ bathroom. R was born female but identifies as a male. He had used the boys’ bathroom for years. We demand justice for this transgender teenager.

R has identified as a boy since seventh grade, per his mother. So, when his teachers began referring to him using female pronouns and banned him from using the men’s bathroom, R was devastated. The incident drove him to have panic attacks and eventually drop out of the school.

Every student deserves a well-rounded education. Instead, R was driven to drop out of school because he did not fit into the norm. This is unacceptable. We demand that you remove the suspension from his record immediately.


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One Comment

  1. He should have not been humiliated or punished for who he is. That is wrong. There is no excuse for this sort of prejudice. It is wrong! !

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