Suit dismissed alleging WVa trans teen harassed in bathroom

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CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – A judge in West Virginia has dismissed a lawsuit filed on behalf of a transgender male student who said an assistant principal harassed him when he tried to use the boys’ bathroom.

The Exponent Telegram reports Harrison County Circuit Judge Chris McCarthy granted a motion this week by the Harrison County Board of Education to dismiss the lawsuit.

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McCarthy ruled the school board was immune from liability for the actions of Liberty High School Assistant Principal Lee Livengood.

The lawsuit filed on behalf of student Michael Critchfield accused the board of failing to create a safe school environment.