DECATUR, Ga. — The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is investigating a complaint filed by the parent of a Georgia kindergartner after the young girl told her mother that she was sexually assaulted in the restroom by her classmate, a boy who identifies as “gender fluid.”
The case is being represented by the religious liberties organization Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), and involves a five-year-old girl who attends Oakhurst Elementary School in Decatur.
According to the complaint, last November, the child asked her teacher for permission to use the restroom. As she was finishing up in her stall, she was met by a male classmate who allegedly pushed her against the stall and sexually assaulted her. The girl reportedly told her mother about the incident that evening.
“I asked her if she told anyone about it,” mother Pascha Thomas outlined in a video released by ADF. “She started crying and said, ‘No mama, I didn’t tell nobody. But, I didn’t ask him to come in the bathroom with me. I didn’t know he was going to do that.’”
“I told her that it’s not her fault,” Thomas said. “He should not have been in that bathroom.”
Thomas, who took her daughter to the hospital upon learning about the matter, also contacted school officials. Two weeks later, she had a meeting with the principal and learned that the male student identifies as “gender fluid.” She also learned that the school district has a policy allowing students to
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