As reported in the Blade last week, a trans Patapsco High School student, Dee, was suspended as a result of a fight in which she was called “tranny faggot.” On Oct. 19, a hearing was held to determine if additional punishment, including expulsion, was warranted resulting from her actions during the altercation.
Represented by attorney Aaron Merki, executive director of the Baltimore-based Free State Legal Project, Dee and her family appeared at the hearing. Although Dee was found guilty on several charges, her five-day suspension was considered time served.
In addition, the superintendent designee for the Baltimore County school board will be meeting with the administrators at Patapsco H.S. and holding a forum to address the issue of bullying and LGBT concerns.