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Transgender Student Sexually Assaulted in High School Bathroom

Police are investigating the incident as a hate crime.

HERCULES, Ca: Hercules High School
HERCULES, Ca: Hercules High School
By Bay City News—

A transgender student at Hercules High School was sexually assaulted in a school bathroom this morning in what police are investigating as a hate crime, according to police.
 
The assault was reported at 11:06 a.m. in a boy's bathroom in Building 300 at the school, located at 1900 Refugio Valley Road, police spokeswoman Detective Connie Van Putten said.
 
The victim, a 15-year-old student who police said identifies as a transgender male, was leaving the bathroom when three other students confronted him. The students physically and sexually assaulted the victim, Van Putten said.

He was taken to a hospital and his parents were notified of the attack. Police have not identified any suspects and the attack, which is being investigated as a sexual assault and hate crime, Van Putten said. The school was the scene of a fight involving another transgender student late last year.
 
Jewlyes Gutierrez, a 16-year-old sophomore who identifies as a transgender female, was involved in a fight with three other 16-year-old students on Nov. 13. Gutierrez was charged with misdemeanor battery in connection with the fight, but her family distributed a petition saying that Gutierrez was responding to constant bullying and harassment.

[Related article: Bullied Transgender Teen Facing Criminal Charges Allowed to Attend Conflict Resolution]
 
A video of the incident was widely viewed online and fueled a debate late last year about the school district's policies about bullying.
Dwayne Hoover March 04, 2014 at 08:26 PM
Worth reading in an upside down place and time ........... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexis_de_Tocqueville .............. and...... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2216858/posts
IlianaY March 04, 2014 at 08:52 PM
Props to Hercules PD for doing a thorough investigation.
Giorgio C. March 04, 2014 at 10:13 PM
Thank you, MD. I agree with you about "unneeded hatred."
Autumn Johnson March 04, 2014 at 11:14 PM
Hoax: Transgender High Schooler Recants Sexual Assault Accusation http://pinole-hercules.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/hoax-transgender-high-schooler-recants-sexual-assault-accusation
Maurice Duenas March 05, 2014 at 09:07 AM
This is the most of despicable acts that this trannygeneral person did. Whats this tranny did is a crime and he/she/it needs to be punished in the courts and sent to juvenile prison. That person created histeria anger and the hatred to many peoples. They is lucky that he/she/it did not actualy name any body as the people who did the attacks. this 15 year old waisted the time, moneies and valuable resources of the school and police to gets the attention. They should not be rewarded or excused for that behavior but should be punished to the fullest extents of the law.

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