Transgender ex-student sues Alabama school over mistreatment


September 16, 2018

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A former student has sued a north Alabama school district, saying she was harassed and physically assaulted because she was transgender, while administrators turned a blind eye.

Zelda Menefee filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Tuesday against the Huntsville city school system, former superintendent Casey Wardynski and eight other teachers and school employees.

The 19-year-old Menefee says she was bullied by students and teachers at Grissom High School until she finally quit school in May 2016 and earned a high school equivalency diploma.

Menefee began transitioni...

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