A Georgia school superintendent claims he was forced to repeal his decision after he received multiple death threats. The decision was to allow transgender students in Pickens County High School to use the bathrooms that aligned best with their gender identity.
Superintendent Carlton Wilson said the death threats came from parents who did not support the change.
In an exclusive interview with Channel 2, Wilson opened up about the extreme hate he had to suffer during the last couple of weeks. He professed disappointment in the hatred the issue had brought out in his seemingly peaceful community.
Wilson said “The way some called names has been embarrassing and disappointing to me, and that’s hard to get over.”
While recalling the latest threat Wilson said “One of them threatened, ‘You know, situations like this brings out crazy people from both sides and sometimes people die.’”
Wilson told that an emergency meeting was recently called regarding the decision and the board voted to withdraw the decision. This means transgender students shall go back to using the private bathroom meant for faculty members.
Pickens County resident Barbara Padgett said, “I think the boys ought to go to the boys’, and girls ought to go to girls’ bathroom.”