“Being gender non-conforming and wlw, I experienced constant homophobia while going to Carroll, even though I wasn't open about my sexuality at the time. I was regularly called the F slur, bullied for my appearance, and asked extremely intrusive questions about my gender identity and genitalia. When I was a sophomore, a senior sent me a Snapchat threatening to r*pe me until I was straight. I spent months going to school afraid that I could be assaulted at any moment because I was afraid that reporting him would only make the harassment worse. The culture at Carroll ISD pushes LGBTQ+ and BIPOC students into being silent about the constant discrimination and harassment that they face, and the district's continued silence on the matter shows that they are not concerned with the safety of marginalized students.”
"I experienced constant homophobia at Carroll. I was regularly called the F slur and an older student sent me a Snapchat threatening to r*pe me straight. I spent months afraid of being assaulted in school and I was afraid that reporting would only make the harassment worse. The culture at CISD pushes LGBTQ and BIPOC students into being silent about the constant discrimination and harassment they face and the district seems unconcerned about the safety of marginalized students" The first time I was called the F slur was on my 13th birthday, I went to the vice principal and the student was not punished. He continued to use homophobic slurs and I realized from then on no one would help me. Everyday I was called the F slur, kids would put sticky notes on my clothes saying "I'm gay". Everyone ignores the racism and homophobia in CISD.
“Once my sophomore year I overheard 2 boys conspiring to burn a cross in the yard of a gay students house. I reported it but as far as I could tell, these students were not punished. They were pulled out of class but were back by the end of the day.”