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Virginia School Board Meeting Erupts in Chaos Over Transgender Policies

Madeline Leesman
July 31, 2023

A Virginia school board meeting over policies surrounding transgender students erupted in chaos and resulted in two people getting arrested, according to multiple reports.

On Thursday, the Roanoke County School Board held a meeting surrounding the Virginia Department of Education’s new model policies for students who believe they are “transgender.” The policies, pushed by GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s administration, were created to protect parents’ rights in education and ensure that sports teams, bathrooms and locker rooms in schools are separated by biological sex instead of "gender identity."

ABC 13 News noted that one of the new policies passed requires that all classroom decor and displays be related to the curriculum being taught at the school. Going forward, employees cannot display anything that advocates for their sociopolitical issues or religion.

And, during a public comment period, several adults shared their thoughts on Youngkin’s new transgender policies.

Before the board could vote on the decor policy, some adults in attendance used foul language at the board members. Roanoke County School Board Chairman Brent Hudson then asked police to remove the public from the room to continue the meeting. Many shouted “protect trans kids” as they were escorted out of the room. An individual who did not leave the room was handcuffed by police. Another man who used profane language and caused the public to be removed was placed in handcuffs.

Reportedly, the public stayed outside the room and continued to yell.

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Source:  https://townhall.com/tipsheet/madelineleesman/2023/07/31/virginia-school-board-meeting-about-transgender-policies-n2626391

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Re: Virginia School Board Meeting Erupts in Chaos Over Transgender Policies
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2023, 11:30:53 am »
That's a little surprising, coming out of Roanoke.