Wake Sheriff puts WCPSS School Board on the spot over Bathroom Policy

Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison is not amused at the fact that Wake County School System has been dodging clarifying their locker and bathroom policies.

Recently, Harrison called out the school system on their lack of clarity. Harrison threatened to pull his resource officers out unless the situation was addressed.

WRAL:

According to Harrison, a transgender student who was born a boy was seen coming out of the girl’s locker room at West Millbrook Middle School. Harrison said the principal was OK with it.

“She had allowed this person, male that is transgender, going to be a female, to go in there as long as he did not take off his underwear,” Harrison said.

Harrison said he is not OK with it.

“I asked the parents of the girls in the dressing room, did they know that this has been happening? I have no problem with anything going on, other than the fact when the answer came back no,” he said. “We are not letting anyone know about this.”1

The Wake County Public Schools System does not have a policy for transgender students using restrooms or locker rooms. In a statement, a spokesperson for the school system said in part “it is not considering one at this time due to competing and conflicting court cases.” 

The article continues to say that Harrison sent a letter to the school district. A reply was sent by Superintendent Jim Merrill, which said that “bathroom and locker room access was left up to school administrators”.

whicheverOver the last year, there have been mixed messages on the subject by the Wake County School Board and the Wake County Schools Communications department.

As I wrote for the Civitas Institute earlier this year,  the Wake County School Board had quietly ‘strengthened‘ their policies to, “include a prohibition of any kind of discrimination based on gender identity,”.  Yet when I reached out to the Board itself, they refused to comment.

Lisa Luten, Director of Communications for Wake County Schools, said, “We do not keep district records of these requests.”

A number of parents have reached out to this site with anecdotes of their son or daughter being put into a similar situation as that documented by Sheriff Harrison in the WRAL article.

None of the parents wished to go on the record for fear of reprisal either by the school or by LGBT groups associated with the assault on North Carolina over the Charlotte Ordinance and House Bill 2.

What this site can note from interactions with parents is that at least three high schools and one middle school in the Wake County School district are permitting access of a student claiming to be transgender into the facilities of the opposite sex.

Wake county parents deserve answers.


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CEO’s Who Bashed NC’s #HB2 On Receiving End of Scandals, Discrimination Charges

This past Spring, the Human Rights Campaign enlisted a number of businesses in their economic blackmail campaign intended to force North Carolina into repealing House Bill 2 (HB2).

These businesses ignored that HB2 allows private business to administer their own facilities policies, where as the Charlotte Ordinance forced public and private business alike to ban single sex facilities.

Many of these businesses and their CEO’s called HB2 ‘discriminatory’, including the CEO of Wells Fargo and  PayPal’s Peter Thiel. In the last two days, both of these men are now facing some serious scandals.

The Wells Fargo CEO is facing being docked up to $45 million by the company:

Why the huge swing at the CEO?  Over the sales practices scandal that included, “millions of bogus customer accounts were opened by its bankers in the names of existing customers and outsiders, all to meet relentless sales quotas imposed from above.“.

A start-up that was funded with Federal money and Co-founded by PayPal’s Thiel is now facing hiring discrimination charges:

Perhaps less social justice activism and a little more attention to business and ethics might be a good idea.

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#NCGA Candidate Touts Arrest Record In Email Push

A candidate for the North Carolina General Assembly recently sent out an email touting her arrest at a Moral Monday in 2013.

092616-ferrell-mm-email-picJennifer Ferrell (D) is running against Nelson Dollar (R) for the district 36 house seat. In 2013, Ferrell made an unsuccessful bid for an Apex town council seat.

On September 26th, Ferrell sent out an email spotlighting the arrest and included a picture of her holding up an incoherent protest sign (See image).

In the email sent out by Ferrell, she says that, “As a woman, a mother to young children, and a concerned citizen, it was important to me to stand for justice and personal freedom for all.”

The email also says that Ferrell,  “will serve every constituent in every corner of this district with integrity.”

Well, for almost every constituent.

This site was likely lucky to get the email. In August, it was revealed that Ms. Ferrell has blocked nearly anyone who seems conservative on Twitter, myself included.  Her reason was that she

So much for representing all constituents.

Ferrell’s blocking activity even caught the eye of the News and Observer:

 

The News and Observer noted that Ferrell called it ‘pre-emptive blocking’:

Ferrell defended what she called the “pre-emptive blocking of silent and vocal Twitter ‘trolls.’ ”

Others might call this a self-imposed ‘safe space’ from differing opinions.

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