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Old 20th Oct 2012, 10:24 PM   #1
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Default Bullied Md. trans student suspended after fight

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A 15-year-old transgender student at Patapsco Senior High School identified as Dee was suspended following a fight with another student, according to school officials.

The attack occurred on Oct. 11 at the Dundalk-area school. Dee was allegedly assaulted and had her hair pulled by a female student. She fought back, and during the altercation, the attacker allegedly called Dee a “tranny faggot.”

Fighting is a Category I offense in the Baltimore County Public Schools Code of Conduct, and suspension is one of the disciplinary options for the offense. Both students were immediately suspended in compliance with the policy.

The dispute stemmed from a drink-throwing incident in the cafeteria the day before in which, according to a source, Dee was defending a gay friend from ridicule...



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The policy is bad and needs to be reworked. Students should always be able to defend themselves using any means necessary when proportional to the attack including lethal force, and assault should be an expulsion offense on the first time, with charges being filed with the police.
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I believe the student should have the right for reasonable self-defence while being attacked/bullied. It just makes no sense that the victim, when protecting themself, has to withstand punishment too.
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It only makes sense for evil or pusillanimous school administrators. See "zero tolerance."
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A person commented on the website that the matter "was resolved In the student's favor" after a lawyer got involved. All she said was the school administrators are going to receive LGBT training. So I hope the suspension was lifted.
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