North Texas is not new to these bigoted complaints, and counties other than Granbury have also fallen under the federal government’s radar. In the past year, the Office for Civil Rights opened five investigations into reports of discrimination in the Carroll Independent School District in Southlake, a district that has struggled over how issues like sexuality, racism and gender are taught in schools.
The book robberies and complaints have taken their toll on marginalized students. Lou Whiting, a non-binary student at Granbury High School who has organized protests in the past, said they felt unsafe at school, but the federal investigation brings hope: “It’s just really good to hear that there is There are people who will listen to us and actually do something about it. It means a lot to hear that our efforts have made a difference.”
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