STAFFORD , Va. – A young, transgender girl was allegedly barred from using boys and girls' locker room during a lock down drill at a Virginia middle school.

During a lock down on a drill at her middle school in Stafford County, last week the LGBTQ rights group Equality Stafford said she was forced to sit alone on the bleachers and then in the hall while everyone else in her class at a S tafford County middle school took shelter in loose rooms.

The teachers were apparently debating which

During an incident that prepares children to attack by actual assailants, she was treated as if

Equality Stafford concluded by calling parents, friends, and neighbors to protest at Tuesday's school board meeting. [19659019] Schools spokeswoman Sherrie Johnson issued a statement saying that the school district does not comment on individual student cases to avoid divulging confidential information.

"However, the new superintendent has all the procedures and procedures to ensure that all children are treated with dignity and respect," the statement read. The welfare of all students is utmost importance for SCPS. "

When asked if the girl should have been allowed into the girls' room because she identified as a Girl, Johnson would only reiterate that all the policies, practices and safety procedures are under review.

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