Disturbing video sees police called to school as student stands up to transphobic bullies
A high school in Tennessee is mired in controversy after police were apparently called on a Black student defending his trans classmate.
Fulton High School in Knoxville, Tennessee is mired in controversy following the reported suspension of a trans woman who was being deadnamed by her classmates, and the classmate who defended her.
Police officers were apparently called to the scene, as evidenced in a TikTok video about the incident recorded by Willum Watson, a classmate of the unnamed trans student.
In the TikTok video documenting his experience, Willum says he was suspended by the school for standing up against bullies who deadnamed his peer, and films a police officer while explaining what happened.
“I’m being suspended right now at Fulton High School in Knox County, in Knoxville, Tennessee,” Willum