North Carolina School Board Votes to Forfeit All Volleyball Games Against School With Transgender Player After Girl Was Injured

North Carolina School Board Votes to Forfeit All Volleyball Games Against School With Transgender Player After Girl Was Injured

By Cassandra Fairbanks

A North Carolina school board has voted to forfeit all planned games against a school with a transgender player after a biological girl was injured by the biological male.

The Cherokee County school board voted 5-1 to forfeit all district games against Highlands School, which is in the nearby Macon County School District, “due to safety concerns.”

“The County will not participate in any volleyball games, varsity or junior varsity, against Highlands due to safety concerns,” according to the minutes from the meeting.

The vote came after a female volleyball player at Hiwassee Dam High School was “forcefully struck” and injured when the transgender player spiked her in the head with a ball, according to local station WLOS.

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Speakers at the board meeting appeared to be divided on the issue of canceling all games.

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