Minnesota's Anoka-Hennepin School District isn't going to get away with shit like this...
· One student faced daily verbal and physical harassment at school after classmates discovered that she is a lesbian. She reported the harassment to school officials numerous times, but the only response was an occasional verbal reprimand to the harassers. The student eventually dropped out of school and attempted suicide.
· Another student reported chronic anti-LGBT harassment to school authorities for more than two years, only to have school officials suggest that he leave the school because they could not protect him.
· A fourth student was picked on relentlessly because he likes to wear colorful clothes and sing songs by female artists. His school's response was not to address the harassment, but to treat him as the problem. The school prevented him from wearing "girly" clothing and made him miss class time to walk through the hallways separate from the other students, escorted by a staff member.
Anoka-Hennepin—could it a coincidence?—happens to be in Michele Bachmann's congressional district.