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High School Beating Of Trans Student Investigated As Possible Hate Crime: VIDEO


A fight that erupted at Hercules High School in Northern California this week is being investigated as a possible hate crime after a group of female students quarrelled with a transgender girl who school officials say was pushed too far after repeated taunting, teasing and bullying over her gender identity. A cell phone video of the incident in question shows the transgender student and her assailants in a "disturbing" brawl. ABC 7 has the report:

It happened Wednesday in a courtyard at Hercules High School, between sixth and seventh periods.

"At one point, just about every member that was involved in the fight ends up on the ground," Assistant Principal Ken Hickok said. "There was lots of hair pulling, hitting, slapping."

No one was seriously hurt.

SmallmapSchool officials say the transgender student initiated the physical contact, but only after she was verbally assaulted.

"After being under stressful situations day after day of being teased and talked about, obviously at some point you're going to explode," said Charles Ramsey with the West Contra Costa School Board.

The transgender student complained to school administrators about being bullied just two days ago and a warning was given to the other students involved.

"They were told knock it off and then something transpired yesterday afternoon," said Adam Taylor with the West Contra Costa School District.

Four students involved in the fight now face disciplinary action, though their fate has yet to be determined by school administrators.

Watch a news report from ABC 7 showing the cell phone video of the fight AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Mean High School Girls!

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Nov 15, 2013 6:30:57 PM

  2. Disgusting, totally disgusting. Those who taunted and harassed the transgender student should face jail time for a hate crime - at least three years. Maybe time behind bars in a woman's prison will result in what is needed in this case - disciplinary action.

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Nov 15, 2013 6:43:11 PM

  3. This is gross in a lot of ways, and reflects how far we still have to go on the acceptance of some of the lesser "well known" segments of the LGBT community. That said, I am relieved and gladdened to see that the school administrators are siding with the trans kid, and not just adopting a "punish everyone involved, including the weirdo" tactic like so many other schools seem all too happy to do.

    Posted by: Thedrdonna | Nov 15, 2013 6:48:42 PM

  4. It's promising that the faculty seems very supportive, and frustrated with the situation.

    Posted by: Mikey | Nov 15, 2013 6:54:45 PM

  5. I have never seen girls fighting except on TV. "Dynasty" comes to mind.

    Posted by: simon | Nov 15, 2013 7:07:44 PM

  6. You can't get people like this to stop unless you imprison and/or execute them.

    The Christians book of hate says "do unto others as you would have them do unto me"

    It's about time we stood up and DID instead of TOOK.

    "Do unto the Christian Facists what they do unto us." and screw Homeland in_Security!

    Posted by: Art | Nov 15, 2013 7:12:46 PM

  7. This homophobia wasn't caused by Christianity. It was caused by women. Women - particularly young girls in high school - tend to be very homophobic towards male homosexuality and anything that suggests male sexual fluidity.

    Note how women expect us to accept the right of women to wear pants but these very same women attack a man who wears dresses. It proves that women are the source of homophobia.

    Women want the right to exploit double standards in order to receive preferential treatment. Blame women, not Christians.

    Posted by: jimbryant | Nov 15, 2013 8:00:31 PM

  8. Jesus, what is with the sexism??
    Every poll I've ever seen that splits people down into demographic groups show that women are more supportive of gay rights than men. This is just classic school bullying. Anybody who has ever stuck out as different at school has been bullied because of it. Good to see the school seems to be taking the right course of action. I'm thinking if it was somewhere much less progressive than that area it would be a different story, or would not even be reported on.

    Posted by: danswon | Nov 15, 2013 8:40:31 PM

  9. Sigh,

    why can't the rest of MURRKA be like New England - that bastion of silent progressiveness...

    oVER IT !

    Posted by: Bean | Nov 15, 2013 9:05:56 PM

  10. Danswon,

    Women who are supportive of male homosexual rights are only supportive if it is segregated. Once male homosexuality enters the mainstream through male bisexuality or through a fluid male dress/appearance - such as "transgenderism" - women get angry. Women see these things as an attack on their privileges.

    Note a very interesting thing about the video: the girls who are attacking the "transgender" boy are wearing pants. The girls are basically saying "only we women have the right to cross-dress".

    You only have to walk down the street to see how women express this double standard in the way they dress etc.

    It is NOT sexist to call out women on their hypocrisy and double standards, especially if it results in homophobic violence directed towards men. It is factist - ie based on facts.

    Posted by: jimbryant | Nov 15, 2013 9:06:46 PM

  11. @Danswon: There's a couple of folks here (or one with multiple handles, possibly) who have a very strong pro-man stance, to the point that they'll say that women are evil and masculinity is the best ever, and they use this to justify all sorts of hideous opinions including misogyny, transphobia, and homophobia when talking about effeminate gays. It's pretty odious, but the commenting system here is so crappy that there's not a lot to do besides ignore them or make fun of them.

    Posted by: Thedrdonna | Nov 15, 2013 9:08:33 PM

  12. hMM jimbryant, the more I read your comments, the more I am inclined to agree with you, but you must not generalize.

    Women are given a certain role to play through gender expectation. It's no wonder that some of them lash out like this.

    Posted by: Bean | Nov 15, 2013 9:11:27 PM

  13. hMM jimbryant, the more I read your comments, the more I am inclined to agree with you, but you must not generalize.

    Women are given a certain role to play through gender expectation. It's no wonder that some of them lash out like this.

    Posted by: Bean | Nov 15, 2013 9:11:28 PM

  14. The trans student looks to be white or maybe hispanic. All the savage attackers in the background appear to be black. They should add another level to the hate crime charges.

    Posted by: NYCer | Nov 15, 2013 9:15:24 PM

  15. What's strange about this video? Just another day in the hood. Sistahs bein' sistahs, ya heard?

    Posted by: Lamontay | Nov 15, 2013 9:16:29 PM

  16. Maybe the trans student stole her Obamaphone?

    Posted by: Zeus | Nov 15, 2013 9:17:54 PM

  17. Bean,

    Women are not "given" a role. They know what they want and they exploit double standards in order to receive preferential treatment. Liberalism has given them permission to get away with things that men cannot get away with, and they will hold on dearly to this privilege.

    I like women who can rise above this base intinct of women.

    Posted by: jimbryant | Nov 15, 2013 9:20:13 PM

  18. Jim,

    You're behaving like some raving mad polarized tea party ice goon.

    Look at what you're saying, which is basically the position that you know what all women think and want in our highly political world. I don't think that's the case.

    Don't let your anger blind you.

    Posted by: Bean | Nov 15, 2013 9:24:54 PM

  19. Go back to bed, Rick.

    Posted by: FFS | Nov 15, 2013 9:27:16 PM

  20. This experience brought to you by the encouragement of uncivilized anti-LGBT trash such as NOM and the fallaciously named hate cult called "Privacy for All Children" working to demonize and dehumanize transgender children putting their very lives in danger.

    Posted by: Sean | Nov 15, 2013 10:30:06 PM

  21. I`ve worked, lived, etc.,, in very diverse environments....socioeconomically, culturally, racially,gender-wise,etc. Women and girls are brutal. Amazing level of malicious gossiping, back stabbing, jealousy, bullying, drama...all much worse than is typical among males. Anyone who claims males and females are identical in this and other regards is full of you know what.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Nov 15, 2013 10:42:30 PM

  22. Ratbastard,

    Bingo! You got it in one.

    Unfortunately, there are so many gay men who think women are wonderful and tolerant. They forget one very important thing about women: they can be as fake as the powder and lipstick they put on their faces.

    I'm not saying SOME women can't be wonderful and tolerant. However, women put conditions on their being wonderful and tolerant. One such condition is that male homosexuality must remain segregated. The other condition is that women must be given privileges, such as the cross-dressing one.

    It's taken decades but gay men are starting to awaken from the slumber of pro-female political correctness as enforced by feminism. Men who engage in homosexual relations are now realizing that homophobia towards men is, at heart, a form of gender war against men.

    Homophobia towards men is part of a war being conducted against men by women. Any man who strays from the sexuality plantation (by declaring himself bisexual or cross-dressing) is considered by women to be THE ENEMY.

    Posted by: jimbryant | Nov 16, 2013 12:16:05 AM

  23. Hahahaa ohhh Jim you tickle me sometimes. Do you own a fedora? Are you....are you wearing right now?

    Posted by: Thedrdonna | Nov 16, 2013 12:22:57 AM

  24. @TheDrDonna:

    Actually, I think the point that some people make is that trans activists are the misogynists and homophobes. It is a typical tactic of trans activists to try to pretend that they are not the problem. No one here has any problem with women. People have a problem with trans activists liars and thugs. Like you.

    Posted by: Debs | Nov 16, 2013 12:45:07 AM

  25. Oh lord, such good comedy on this site tonight.

    Posted by: Thedrdonna | Nov 16, 2013 12:49:06 AM

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