High Schoolers Walk Out Over Transgender Policy

By Bo Beard | April 28, 2024

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Students at a New York high school staged walkouts and counterprotests over a policy allowing transgender students to use bathrooms matching their gender identity.

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“We are going to continue to provide a safe environment for all of our students. And all means all, each and every one of them,” Wappingers Central School District Superintendent Dwight Bonk said. 

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Those protesting said it made some students uncomfortable, while transgender student Cory Pittore argued for inclusion and against being “silenced.”