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Florida mother of transgender boy sues St. Johns County School Board over restroom access

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Posted at 2:01 PM, Jun 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-28 14:01:55-04

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) -- The mother of a 16-year-old transgender boy who is being denied access to the boys' restroom at his high school is suing a Florida school board.

The boy, identified as Drew Adams in the complaint filed in the U.S. District Court, attends the Allen D. Nease High School, in Ponte Vedra, Florida.

Drew was born a girl but has identified as a boy since 2015.

According to the complaint filed against the St. Johns County School Board, the boy's mother says her son began being denied access to boys' restrooms after an anonymous report was made in September 2015.

After the report was made, school's counselors instructed the boy to refrain from using boys' restrooms and to use gender-neutral restrooms instead.