She was only trying to use the bathroom when school staff forced open the stall door, exposing the minor to several leering adult staff members.
In a deplorable demonstration of transgender discrimination and poor judgment, staff members at Osseo Senior High School in Maple Grove, Minnesota, can be seen on video forcing open a bathroom stall door because a transgender teen was using the toilet.
The transgender teen said she was “scared and violated” when the group of adults forcibly opened a private stall while she used the bathroom in her Minnesota school.
The teen captured her horrifying ordeal on video:
The Daily Dot explains:
The minute-long video documents a young woman breaking into the stall the student is using, and leaving the door open as she stands with her back to the stall. At least two other men accompany her, one of whom appears to be hiding from the camera.
From behind the camera, the student, identified as Cece by Pink News, can be heard saying:
Look at that. I’m using the bathroom right now and they just violated me. They’re some perverts.
There’s no concern to safety just because I’m using the bathroom.
I’m so scared and violated right now. They just walked into the bathroom while I was using the bathroom for no reason.
Social media posts are significantly misrepresenting the incident and that staff works very hard every day to help ensure an inclusive school where all students feel welcome, respected and safe. We wish we could provide additional details about this incident but are committed to protecting the student’s right to data privacy.
However, the district will not explain why the bathroom door was forced open.The reaction on Twitter was mostly outrage at the poor treatment the student was forced to endure:
A transgender female student @ Osseo Senior High was ostracized by administration, violated, and put out of school for using the Girl’s bathroom. �
— Kenidra4Humanity (@KenidraRWoods_) November 29, 2018
Osseo Senior High School authorities broke into the bathroom while a trans student was inside — in a state that was the country’s 1st to have civil rights law protecting trans people from discrimination. Thanks @kenidraRwoods for sharing. My story: https://t.co/4WcqpNNViu
— Samira Sadeque (@Samideque) November 29, 2018
A transgender student at #Osseo Senior High School in Minnesota was reportedly bullied, harassed and exposed while using the restroom by staff and students.https://t.co/V3HEVD4P4n#LGBTQ #transgender #NOH8
— Peacock Panache (@PeacockPanache) November 30, 2018
So, storming in on a vulnerable #Trans Student in a bathroom stall is acceptable…@ISD279 just did exactly what religious lawmakers keep swearing we Trans folks will do.
They’re guilty of the crime they keep trying to justify punishing us for. #Osseo #transbathroom
— ᑭᕼᗩYᒪEᑎ (@phaylen) November 29, 2018
Bottom line: Staff members at a Minnesota High School can be seen on video forcing open a bathroom stall door while a transgender teen was trying to use the toilet.