Va. School District Suspends PE Teacher Who Opposed Transgender Policy At Public Meeting

Last week, a physical education teacher at Leesburg Elementary in Leesburg, Va., dared to speak out against a policy that would require teachers to endorse transgender identity by using female pronouns to refer to male students and vice versa. Less than two days later, the school suspended him pending an investigation and forbade him from setting foot on school property without special permission. A Christian law firm has taken up his case.

On Thursday, an LCPS representative delivered a warning to Cross by hand, notifying him that he would be “on administrative leave with pay effective May 27, 2021, pending an investigation of allegations that you engaged in conduct that has had a disruptive impact on the operations of Leesburg Elementary School.”

“During the course of this administrative leave, you are restricted from the buildings and grounds of all Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) property and you may not attend any school-sponsored activities or extracurricular events on or off LCPS property,” the notification continued. If Cross desired to set foot on any property or attend any school events, he would have to send a written request to the principal.

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