Parents threaten to kill transgender girl, 12, for using girls’ school bathroom

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A transgender 12 year-old has received death threats from her classmates’ parents after she used the girls’ bathroom at her new school. One bigot wrote on Facebook: ‘If he wants to be a female make him a female. A good sharp knife will do the job really quick,’ after the girl, named as Maddie, used the restroom on her first day at Achille High School in Oklahoma last Wednesday. Another parent wrote: ‘Just tell the kids to kick a– in the bathroom and it won’t want to come back!!’

One called Maddie, who has been living as a girl for several years, ‘a half-baked maggot’, while a separate poster wrote: ‘Why are parents letting their kids be transgender?. ‘Parents and Churches need to shut this down, the Bible says God created man, and woman . . . not any transgender bs.’ The slurs began after parent Jamie Crenshaw posted a ‘heads up’ on the school’s Facebook group saying: ‘The transgender is already using the girls bathroom…Looks like it’s gonna be a long year.’ Maddie’s mother Brandy Rose explained to KXII how her daughter used a staff bathroom at her old school after being accused of peeping under a stall in the girl’s room.

Rose said: ‘My daughter leans very far forward to use the bathroom. ‘I can understand why someone seeing her lean forward would think, OMG, she’s trying to look under.’ Explaining what happened after Maddie started her new school, Rose continued: ‘She hadn’t been told where the staff bathroom was. Before she was able to be told, she had to pee, so she used the girls bathroom one single time.’ Rose said it was ‘scary’ to see the hate directed against her daughter as a result, adding: ‘These are adults making threats– I don’t understand ‘She’s an awesome kid. To see any fear in her, I can’t explain how bad that hurts me for them to hurt her.

After the threats were made, Bryan County Sheriff’s office stepped in, and suggested closing the school on Monday and Tuesday this week to calm the situation. Advertisement if Rose has filed a protective order against one parent, with the FBI investigating to see whether any of the slurs constitute a hate crime. No arrests have been made – with a peaceful demonstration in support of Maddie also set to take place Tuesday.