Transgender student sues school, alleges discrimination

A transgender North Carolina high school student with a kidney disease is suing his school district. over claims that it discriminated against him by denying him use of the boys’ bathroom, the Shelby Star reports. The student is reportedly a high school senior with stage 4 kidney disease. identified as “John Doe” in the lawsuit filed on Jan. 28. The lawsuit names the Cleveland County Board of Education, superintendent and Kings Mountain High School principal as defendants. The student was born a female but began his transition during his freshman year. He and his mother allegedly notified his high school that he identified as male and requested that he use the boys’ restroom. The suit claims that principal Julie Rikard turned the request down. "Because I am a boy I could not use the girls’ restroom comfortably and ended up avoiding the restroom for the entirety of the year"