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Georgia school district revokes transgender policy after death threats, vandalism

"...death threats, student harassment, and vandalism..."

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A school district in Georgia has rescinded rules it imposed to accommodate transgender students after receiving an outcry from concerned parents, and some death threats.

A news release from the Pickens County School District on Wednesday said that the district would be returning to its previous bathroom policies until it can consult with law enforcement.

"There have been many serious safety concerns raised in the past few days. School board members, staff, and students have been threatened due to the administration's implementation of Adams vs. St. John's County School District," the statement read.

"There have been death threats, student harassment, and vandalism of school property," the statement claimed.

"The District understands and acknowledges that it has the responsibility to protect its staff and students," the statement added. "However, the District has concerns that it may not be able to meet these recently increased demands."

Pickens County Superintendent Carlton Wilson told WSBTV that he had personally received what sounded like an implied threat.

WIlson claimed that someone told him, "You know, situations like this brings out crazy people from both sides and sometimes people die."

Transgender students will now be asked to use a special single stall bathroom that was converted from faculty use.

Here's a local news report about the decision:

After threats, school board reverses decision to allow transgender students to use bathroom aligned www.youtube.com

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