Blake Allen, punished for being a normal high school girl
Bring a gun to a knife fight: After an eighteen-month court battle, school officials in Vermont on June 1st conceded defeat, settling the lawsuit [pdf] with a high school student and her father who the school had suspended for having the nerve to write publicly about the school’s sexual policies that allowed boys to leer at girls in the girl’s dressing rooms.
The school district will pay the father and daughter $125,000 and the suspensions will be removed from their records, according to the White River Valley Herald.
The background, which I have reported on several times previously: In the fall of 2022 high school student Blake Allen was suspended by her Vermont high school for daring to write an op-ed criticizing its policy allowing a cross-dressing boy to change in the girl’s lockeroom. School officials also suspended her father, Travis Allen, from his job as the high school’s volleyball coach for the crime of stating these facts on social media.
These school officials further topped off this craziness by also banning all girls from the girl’s locker room, giving that one cross-dressing boy sole use of the room. They did this even though they knew that boy had made death threats against Blake Allen.
What you still get if you try to view the
WCAX story about Blake Allen.
The school and the boy’s parents also teamed up with a local television station, WCAX, to get it to censor itself, deleting its reporting of this story, even though that reporting had been remarkably accurate and fair-minded.
This court settlement might make the lives of Blake and Travis Allen whole again, maybe. School officials remain unrepentant.
“The Vermont School Boards Insurance Trust made the decision concerning the payment in order to cap defense expenses in what would otherwise be years of litigation,” Layne Millington, superintendent of the Orange Southwest Supervisory District, told the White River Valley Herald. “The district has made no admission of wrongdoing. Our policies are unchanged and we will continue to comply with our policies and the law.”
Millington had been named in the lawsuit, and has apparently gotten off without penalty. The taxpayers will pick up the tab for his insane policies. And it appears he intends to continue them. Girls of Randolph Union High School in Vermont beware. Your privacy means nothing. Nor do your rights. You can be violated freely by any boy who puts on a dress. And school officials will likely still punish you for complaining.
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