Trans-identifying male student, 18, showered with high school girls, violating their rights, attorneys say

A Wisconsin law group says an 18-year-old student, a biological man identifying as a woman, showered nude with under-age, high school girls in violation of their privacy rights and likely Wisconsin…

A Wisconsin law group says an 18-year-old student, a biological man identifying as a woman, showered nude with under-age, high school girls in violation of their privacy rights and likely Wisconsin state law.

The Wisconsin Institute of Law and Liberty (WILL) made the statement in a letter to the Sun Prairie Area School District (SPASD) after WILL says the district failed to properly address the violations. The letter demands an immediate response to “protect the safety and privacy of all students,” Fox News reports.

“WILL recently became aware of an alarming incident involving a violation of freshman girls’ privacy while in a Sun Prairie East High School (EHS) locker room,” the letter begins. “Although the parent who reached out to WILL attempted to resolve this issue with [SPASD] administrators, the response by the district to date has been completely inadequate.” 

The male is a senior, and the four girls involved are freshman. 

According to the letter, on Mar. 3 the four freshman girls entered the locker room to shower and change after their physical education class. They noticed the male student was also in the locker room, even though he was not in their class. However, the girls proceeded to the showers anyway, since the male student was known to identify as female and use the girls’ restrooms.  

The girls reportedly showered wearing bathing suits when the male student joined them, saying, “I’m trans, by the way.” He then undressed and showered fully nude, directly beside one of the freshman girls. At one point, the letter alleges, the student fully exposed his adult, male genitalia to the under-age students. 

However, despite violations of the girls’ privacy and likely state law, WILL says the district violated state law by never investigating the matter. 

“SPASD cannot possibly know whether the girls experienced unwelcome conduct that negatively impacted their education, because it has done nothing to investigate,” the attorneys wrote. “Instead, the District acted (or failed to act) in a manner so that only the transgender student’s interests were prioritized. This is a violation of law.” 

The male student’s age is also a factor in whether or not a crime was committed.  

“If indeed the senior student was 18 years old at the time of this incident (a fact that EHS administrators would know),” WILL writes, “the incident involves the exposure of genitals by an adult to a child, and it could be a violation of the criminal statute Wis. Stat. § 948.10.  

“This further demonstrates that the issue should have been properly responded to.” 

The letter goes on to stipulate how the district should have responded under Title IX protocols.  

An attorney representing the district calls the allegations “neither an accurate nor complete account of the events that occurred,” Fox reports. 

The attorney also claims further details of the incident can’t be discussed due to privacy laws, and the district is satisfied it adequately addressed the concerns of the students involved, despite their claims to the contrary.