A Wisconsin high school has triggered a furious backlash from parents after its “woke” transgender policies allowed an adult male to shower with underage freshmen girls.
A letter sent by a law group on Thursday accuses the Wisconsin-based Sun Prairie Area School District (SPASD) of trying to cover up the incident after the schoolgirls complained that the man exposed his genitals to them.
The letter, written by the Wisconsin Institute of Law and Liberty (WILL), says SPASD has not “adequately” addressed a violation of students’ privacy rights after the 18-year-old naked male walked into a shower with four high school freshmen girls inside of it.
The school district’s policies allowed the incident to happen because the man claims to be a transgender “woman.”
According to the victims, the man declared “I’m trans, by the way” as he walked into the shower and exposed himself to the teens.
WILL urges a response by the SPASD to resolve the issue and claims its actions have “been completely inadequate.”
“We are calling on you to address this immediately and put policies in place that will protect the safety and privacy of all students (and provide public notice of what those policies are),” WILL attorneys wrote.
According to the letter, titled “Serious Violation of Girls’ Privacy Rights in Sun Prairie East Locker Room,” four Sun Prairie East High School freshmen girls were disturbed when an alleged “undressed” 18-year-old transgender came into the locker room and got into the showers with the girls.
WILL attorneys’ letter claims that on March 3, four freshmen girls at EHS participated in a swim unit as part of their first-hour physical education class.
After the class, the girls entered the girls’ athletic locker room to shower and change for class.
However, upon entering, they noticed the adult male student, a senior, in the area containing lockers and benches.
WILL states that the transgender student was 18 years old at the time of the incident.
The girls said that the transgender student was not in the first-hour PE class they were participating in and only appeared to join them in the locker room.
The letter went on to say that the girls were surprised to see the transgender student in the locker room.
They continue to explain that they knew he had used girls’ bathrooms before but only while participating in sports.
The girls proceeded to use the shower without interacting with the transgender student.
Furthermore, WILL claimed that the girls entered the shower area with their swimsuits on to rinse off, a practice that is common after swimming in PE class.
Moreover, the letter alleges that the transgender student entered the girls’ shower area, approached them, and announced “I’m trans, by the way.”
The letter alleges that the transgender student “undressed fully and showered completely naked right next to one of the girls.”
“He was initially turned towards the wall but eventually turned and fully exposed his male genitalia to the four girls.”
At this point, there was nothing about the transgender student that “identified” with being “female.”
The incident was first reported to student services.
WILL argues that the SPASD’s actions following the first report were not sufficient to resolve the issue.
They asserted that “SPASD did not follow its own policy in this instance regarding District Response to Alleged Sexual Harassment.”
WILL wrote, “Under federal law, the incident should have been reported to the Title IX coordinator, who should have then contacted the girls, offered supportive measures, and provided them an opportunity to file a complaint.”
The group explains further, “Supportive measures might have included accommodations to maintain their access to education and adequate privacy in the locker room at least while a Title IX investigation was pending.
“No one from the District contacted any of the girls’ parents at that time, and no one investigated.
“To be clear, that means that the District’s initial response to this incident violated Title IX.”