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Oklahoma police are investigating a nonbinary teen’s death after a fight in a high school bathroom

Posted on AllSides February 21st, 2024
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Sue Benedict via AP

Police in Oklahoma are investigating the death of a 16-year-old student who died a day after an altercation in a high school bathroom that may have been prompted by bullying over gender identity.

Neither police nor school officials have said what led to the fight. But the family of Nex Benedict says there had been harassment because the teen was nonbinary.

No cause of death has been released for Benedict, an Owasso High School student in suburban Tulsa who used they/them pronouns. Benedict was able to walk out of the...

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