First-grader prompts North Carolina district to address gender identity

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

"Once the (school) board attorney confirms that we do have this particular student, that they are a student in the Cumberland County Schools, then (the attorney) is going to get the school board together and address the policy that needs to be in place," Cumberland County Schools school board member Michael Boose said Monday.

"We're going to be in compliance with all federal and state laws and try to make the child as welcomed as we can under the circumstances," he added.

The school system recently became aware of the matter after parents expressed concerns that they weren't notified that the child started wearing girl's clothes and going by a female name, painting her nails and going to girls' restrooms.

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