School Board Votes to Allow Students to Carry Pepper Spray and Mace, With One Member Referencing HB2
North Carolina'sÂ Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to allow students to carry pepper spray, with one member advocating its use against transgender students in a comment about the anti-LGBT law HB2.
School Board member Chuck Hughes (photo) "referenced HB2, saying that the sprays might be useful," the Salisbury Post reports.Â
â€œDepending on how the courts rule on the bathroom issues, it may be a pretty valuable tool to have on the female students if they go to the bathroom, not knowing who may come in,â€ Hughes said.
Some responses via Twitter:
Outrageous! North Carolina school system to allow pepper spray against trans people; can bull whips be far behind? https://t.co/NjwT6KVQhbâ€” Bob Witeck (@Bob_Witeck) May 11, 2016
@dominicholden What could go wrong? Teens with pepper spray, this will end well.â€” Str8Grandmother (@Str8Grandmother) May 11, 2016
NC school system will allow students to carry pepper spray to "protect" themselves against transgender classmates. https://t.co/tBPBB4U65Sâ€” Carrie Morgan (@C_T_Morgan) May 11, 2016
Salisbury-Rowan school board member Chuck Hughes is encouraging students to pepper spray transgender students https://t.co/XR5A03GIAfâ€” Pat Shields (@whatidoissecret) May 11, 2016
bc giving highschoolers pepper spray isn't as dangerous as letting them use the right bathroom ! https://t.co/4sMtH8fLhtâ€” Brooke Danielle (@75sbrooke) May 11, 2016