Loudon County School Board Meeting Over Transgender Rights Melts Down
Two people were arrested during a fiery public meeting Tuesday night of an embattled Virginia school board, which cut off public comments when a fight erupted during discussions on a proposal on transgender rights, according to reports.
More than 300 people attended the raucous meeting — many voicing opposition to the proposed Policy 8040, which would require teachers to use a child’s preferred gender pronouns, Loudoun Now reported.
Former state Sen. Dick Black also assailed the board for its push to include critical race theory in the curriculum, claiming that it teaches kids to hate others because of their skin color.
The crowd repeatedly cheered public speakers who slammed school board members and denounced the plan that would provide bathroom and locker room access based on students’ gender identities.