North Carolina school board to allow students to carry pepper spray (to use on trans students in the “wrong” bathroom).

North Carolina school board to allow students to carry pepper spray (to use on trans students in the “wrong” bathroom). May 12, 2016

A North Carolina school board has decided to allow students to carry pepper spray at school.  While this seems like a stupid idea in an environment where emotions often run high and fights are not uncommon, it’s even worse when you consider that one of the board members said this was specifically to target transgender students:

A North Carolina school system has adopted a policy allowing high school students to carry pepper spray this fall, a policy one board member said may be useful for students who encounter transgender classmates in the bathroom.

The Salisbury Post reports (http://bit.ly/1TzmUGY) the policy was adopted by the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education during a work session on Monday.

Board member Chuck Hughes said using the sprays was purely defensive, and he referenced the North Carolina law that limits LGBT rights, saying such sprays could help female students if they go to the bathroom and don’t know who’s coming in after them.

The defensive spray clause won’t affect students until it’s published in the upcoming student handbook.

Because trans people are sexual predators, obviously.

This is a solution without a problem that is going to wind up creating a whole new problem of students who are likely already picked on getting actually injured.  The world is a crazy place sometimes.

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