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Middle school cancels anti-bullying play at last minute over LGBTQ story

Posted on AllSides January 19th, 2024
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WHEATLAND, Wyo. (AP) — Oliver Baez spent two months rehearsing a scene for a school play in which his character confronts another student about bullying a gay student who takes his own life. After much preparation, the 12-year-old’s small scene turned into a big problem among school officials in Wheatland, Wyoming. At the last minute they canceled the anti-bullying play, saying it did not conform to school values and leaving the young cast without a stage. “It was awful,” Baez said. “For the school to cancel it, it’s like saying...

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