Three eighth-graders are being charged with sexual harassment by a Wisconsin school district for not using the preferred pronouns of a peer, according to a report from a local news outlet.
The Kiel Area School District (KASD) filed a Title IX complaint against three middle schoolers, according a Friday report from WLUK News. The district claims that its policies prohibit “all forms of bullying and harassment in accordance with all laws, including Title IX.”
According to the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) — the organization representing the three students — the students are accused of using the biological pronouns of a student who uses “they/them” pronouns. WILL argues that this is “speech protected by the First Amendment” and urged the district to drop the complaint.
This is unreal. A Wisconsin school district filed a Title IX complaint against 3 middle school students, accusing them of sexual harassment for using incorrect pronouns when addressing another student. pic.twitter.com/GEEjXoEnxW
Rosemary Rabidoux, whose 13-year-old son is accused of using a peer’s incorrect pronouns, told FOX 11 that she was forewarned that her son was being charged with “sexual harrassment.”
“I received a phone call from the principal over at the elementary school, forewarning me; letting me know that I was going to be receiving an email with sexual harassment allegations against my son,” Rabidoux said. “I immediately went in... (Read more)
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