'Anti Queer' high school club circulates anti-trans bathroom poll to students

Sat. November 6, 2021 10:40 AM by Gerald Farinas

anna-jonesboro community high school, anna, ill.

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High schoolers circulated the poll at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School near Carbondale, Ill.

A high school club called the Anti Queer Association in Southern Illinois circulated a poll that asked classmates to choose: "I want queers to go in the bathroom" or "I don't want queer kids to go to the bathroom with us normal people."

Anna-Jonesboro Community High School administrators in Anna, Ill., pulled the student-led poll out of circulation when it was discovered, superintendent Rob Wright told NBC News.

He also said that the students involved would be disciplined.

"I really can't give any specific information regarding any individual students or what those measures were taken, but I can tell you this type of harassment is taken very seriously by the district," Wright said.

"We're not going to tolerate it under any circumstances."