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ACLU seeks training in Kansas district over 'lesbian' remark


AMERICUS, Kan. (AP) — A civil rights group is threatening to sue a Kansas school district if it doesn't train employees about LGBTQ rights in response to an eighth-grade student being suspended from riding a school bus after saying, "I'm a lesbian."

The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas sent a letter Tuesday to the North Lyon County school district, calling on it to protect LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming students from discrimination. The district has about 350 students and is about 60 miles (97 kilometers) southwest of Topeka.

The ACLU is representing the student, Izzy Dieker, who...

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