A high school in Texas was forced into emergency lockdown last week after a federal court ruled it violated the rights of transgender students.
The lawsuit filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas argues that the Texas High School for Gifted and Talented Students violates Title IX, the federal law that bars sex discrimination in education.
The school’s policy allows students to use the bathroom and locker room of the gender they identify with, and a judge ordered it to close on Monday.
According to the lawsuit, the school’s transgender students are forced to use bathrooms that don’t match their gender identity and to wear a skirt in the locker room and shower rooms.
The lawsuit says that the school also denies them access to locker rooms and showers that match their biological sex.
The school’s superintendent is accused of violating Title IX’s privacy protections by withholding information about transgender students and their medical and physical health, according to the suit.
The suit also says that teachers and other school personnel have not reported to school administrators transgender students to school districts.
The suit seeks class action status on behalf of transgender high school students.