Loudon County high school students walk out of class over transgender bathrooms ... trends now
Loudoun County Public Schools, which saw ugly scenes at board meetings following a May 2021 sexual assault by a boy in the girls' bathroom, adopted the trans bathroom policy in August 2021.
The policy, officially termed 8040, was approved 7-2, and allows transgender students to use the bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice.
On Wednesday, a group of students at Woodgrove High School in Purcellville marched out of class in protest at 8040, arguing it made them feel unsafe. It was unclear why the protest was staged now.
'It's a massive safety risk, and they [LCPS] don't do anything about it,' said one female student.
One female student (pictured) told WJLA that having male-born students using the girls' bathrooms was a 'massive safety risk'
Students walked out on Wednesday, demanding the revocation of Policy 8040, which allows trans students to use the bathroom of their choice
Around 50-100 students walked out of class on Wednesday afternoon in protest at the policy
She told 7News they were tired of 'being completely ignored' by the school district.
'We express these concerns and they ignore us and write us off as right-wing crazies.
'We're not crazy. We just don't want to be in danger on a daily basis in this building. I think it's people finally stepping up and just being sick of it. We're sick of being here and just being completely ignored.'
The student said she felt her concerns were widely shared.
'I stopped using them [the bathrooms] because I don't know what's going to happen to me in there,' she said.
'And people can be like, 'Oh, well, that's paranoid'.
'I'm telling you right now half the women in this building feel the same way. We don't use the bathrooms. We hold our pee until we can't. I mean, there are girls in PE who still get