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More student athletes arrested in sexual assault scandal

Police made two more arrests on Monday in a hazing scandal involving sexual assault at La Vernia High School.
Two students were led out of the high school in handcuffs, which brings the total to nine students that face sexual assault charges after seven students were arrested on March 23.

One mother chose to talk to News 4 San Antonio about the sexual assault issues that have happened at La Vernia ISD. She claims the assaults have not only taken place at the high school, but the junior high as well. She wanted to remain anonymous during the interview to protect the identity of her family.

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Teen Scores a Win for Transgender Athletes

Three years ago, transgender Canadian teen Jesse Thompson filed a human rights complaint against his teen hockey league. Thompson identifies as male, but his league would not allow him to use the boys’ locker room. This outed him as transgender to his teammates and led to him being bullied. Now, thanks to Thompson’s efforts, amateur hockey leagues in Ontario, Canada, have ruled that transgender players are entitled to privacy and to the use of facilities “corresponding to their gender identity.”

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