Kansas teacher sues district over preferred pronouns policy
March 9, 2022
A Kansas middle school teacher who was disciplined for refusing to use a student's preferred first name and gender pronouns is suing the school district.
Fort Riley Middle School math teacher Pamela Ricard said in a federal lawsuit filed Monday that the Geary County School District violated her constitutional rights and did not accommodate her Christian beliefs when it suspended her for three days.
Attorney Mark Edwards said the district would have no comment on the lawsuit. The school is located in Fort Riley, a U.S. Army base that's 130 miles (210 kilometers) west of Kansas City.