NACS: Transgender student on incorrect homecoming court list an ‘oversight’

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – NACS announced Tuesday evening that Carroll High School has begun planning some typical homecoming activities. However, an automatically generated homecoming court list put a transgender student on the wrong one.

One of the activities includes having the senior class vote for a homecoming king, queen and court. During that process, a student was inadvertently placed on the wrong ballot.

Carroll High School says it was unintentional. A spokesperson says the student’s legal name hasn’t been changed and the gender was automatically generated.

“This was not a policy decision, a political statement, or purposeful insensitivity to any person or group, it was an oversight. We sincerely apologize for this mistake and will take steps to prevent similar issues from occurring again in the future,” NACS said in a statement.

The district said they have plans to take steps to prevent similar issues from happening in the future.

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