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A Vermont school district settled a lawsuit with a student and her father who were suspended after voicing their opinions about a transgender athlete who reportedly watched the student and teammates change in a girls’ locker room, according to multiple reports.
The district settled the suit filed by Blake Allen, a student and volleyball player at Randolph Union High School, and her father, Travis Allen. Blake Allen was suspended from school for two days in October following an incident where a transgender student allegedly watched Blake and her teammates change in a locker room, the Daily Signal reported. Her father, Travis, was suspended from his middle school soccer coaching job for defending his daughter in a social media post, according to the Daily Signal.
“The Vermont School Boards Insurance Trust made the decision concerning the payment in order to cap defense expenses in what would otherwise be years of litigation,” Layne Millington, superintendent of the Orange Southwest Supervisory District, told the White River Valley Herald. “The district has made no admission of wrongdoing. Our policies are unchanged and we will continue to comply with our policies and the law.”