A transgender student who was barred from using the boys’ locker room at [her] Minnesota high school is getting more than $300,000 from the school district, [her] legal team announced this week.
Nick H — who asked not to reveal [her] surname out of safety fears — came out as transgender in 2015 shortly before starting [her] freshman year at Coon Rapids High School, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Minnesota, which helped bring [her] case.
The swim team member used the boys’ changing room “for months, without any complaints or any problems,” ACLU staff lawyer David McKinney said in a virtual press briefing with his bearded client Tuesday.
“Then the school board got involved” in 2016 and “prohibited Nick from using the boys’ locker room, and said he would be disciplined if he did,” McKinney said, with the then-teen assigned to a “segregated room.” . . .
As well as a settlement of “over $300,000,” the district agreed to “numerous important policy reforms” to make sure other trans kids do not suffer the same experience, the lawyer said. (Read more from “Transgender Student Barred From Boys’ Locker Room Gets Huge Payout” HERE)