A southern Oklahoma school district shut down for two days after parents used a Facebook group to threaten a young transgender girl.
The seventh-grader was the center of an online discussion in the “Achille ISD Parents Group” that discussed matters of importance at the Achille Public Schools. Parents claimed, int he group, that the young transgender girl was looking over stalls in the girls’ bathroom.
“Heads up parents of 5th through 7th grade,” parent Jamie Crenshaw said in a now-deleted post. “The transgender is already using the girls bathroom. We have been told how the school has gone above and beyond to make sure he has his own restroom yet he is still using the girls. REALLY… Looks like its going to be a long year.”
There was no proof that this incident ever happened, but it sparked a deluge of offensive name calling and threats.
Parents called the girl “this thing” and “half baked maggot.” One parent went so far as to simply refer to her as him and then said that a “good sharp knife” would stop him. Another said that their child would “whip his ass until he quits coming to school.”
In response to the outrageous and violent behavior of these select parents, the school closed for two days. It is now getting ready to reopen with police on the campus.
Bryan County Sheriff Johnny Christian said that deputies are looking into the posts online and could lead to charges being pressed.
The school will reopen Wednesday with police on campus.
“The main thing is the kids feel safe,” Christian says. “This is an unfortunate incident, we have an amazing county and we all take of each other.”