COON RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Human Rights wants to join a lawsuit accusing the Anoka-Hennepin School District of discriminating against a transgender student.
The department has asked the Anoka County District Court to intervene in the teen’s lawsuit which alleges administrators at Coon Rapids High School violated the student’s constitutional rights by not allowing him to use the boys’ locker room as a member of the swim team.READ MORE: Woman Found Beheaded On Shakopee Sidewalk; 42-Year-Old Man Arrested
Minnesota’s American Civil Liberties Union’s chapter says the school board singled out the student and forced him to use a separate changing room. The student no longer attends school in the district.READ MORE: Minnesota Co-Ops To Vote On North Dakota Power Plant Sale, ND Gov. Says It's A 'Huge Sigh Of Relief' For Plant, Communities
The department, in part, is asking a judge to order the school district to train staff and school board members and impose a civil penalty paid to the state and monetary damages paid to the family.MORE NEWS: Man Gets 18 Months In Prison For Assaulting Postal Employee In Oakdale
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