Pickens County Schools Superintendent citing death threats, violence, and vandalism reversed a newly enacted policy that allowed transgender students the right to use the restroom that aligns with their gender expression. According to wsbtv the announcement was made after angry parents made their views be known at a school board meeting.
AJC reports that the initial decision to let transgender students use the restroom designated for the sex they identified with, not their birth sex, came after the Florida federal court ruling. In >Adams vs. St. Johns County, a transgender student who was relegated to use a gender-neutral bathroom sued for the right to use one that was for the sex they identified as.The Florida school district has filed an appeal that is set for oral arguments in December before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. The state of Georgia is part of the 11th Circuit so the ruling will be applicable here as well as in Alabama and Florida.
Pickens County school officials said it will consult with law enforcement and others professionals to address safety concerns.