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Oklahoma students stage walkout as protests over Nex Benedict's death spread

Posted on AllSides February 27th, 2024
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Over a dozen former classmates of non-binary Oklahoma student Nex Benedict staged a walkout on Monday (26 February) to protest bullying and show support for the school’s LGBTQ+ community. Benedict died on 8 February, one day after telling their family they had been involved in a physical altercation in the toilets at Owasso High School. An official cause of death is “currently pending”, and Benedict’s family are conducting their own investigation into the teen’s death. An Owasso police representative has said that murder charges are not “off the cards.” Students...

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