School robs teen of homecoming king title
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Oakleigh Reed received the most votes for homecoming king at Mona Shores High School in Muskegon, Mich.
The transgender teen, who friends call "Oak," let the school community know he was running for homecoming king on Facebook.
The honors student quickly became the leading candidate.
But then last Monday the principal called the 17-year-old into her office.
"They told me that they took me off because they had to invalidate all of my votes because I'm enrolled at Mona Shores as a female," Oakleigh told Wood TV.
Teachers use him, his, and he when referring to Oakleigh in class. The school has allowed him to wear a tuxedo when marching with the band at football games and he has been given permission to wear the male robe and cap at graduation.
But the district feels the homecoming race is different.
Sources: San Francisco Chronicle
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