Oregon High School Principal and Resource Officer Fired For Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination, Including Telling Gay Students They Were Going to Hell

May 22, 2018

By Elise Herron

North Bend High School principal Bill Lucero and school resource officer Jason Griggs are being removed from their jobs in the district’s settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon. The firings come after complaints from former and current students, including Liv Funk and Hailey Smith, about suffering anti-LGBTQ harassment and discrimination from classmates and administration.

In the past month, Funk and Smith, North Bend High School seniors, have shared disturbing accounts of school harassment in Oregon’s coastal Coos County.

The student-run legal clinic at the Willamette University College of Law first took on the girls’ case. Professor Warren Binford says she then went to the ACLU for help after discovering it to be “one of the worst cases of discrimination at a school that she had ever seen in Oregon.”

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One comment on “Oregon High School Principal and Resource Officer Fired For Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination, Including Telling Gay Students They Were Going to Hell”

  • @OP – The student-run legal clinic at the
    Willamette University College of Law first took on the girls’ case.
    Professor Warren Binford says she then went to the ACLU for help
    after discovering it to be “one of the worst cases of discrimination at a school that she had ever seen in Oregon.”

    My daughter worked as a volunteer in a university law clinic in her days as a law student. The volunteer students case-work is usually supervised by a law lecturer or professor.

    It gives the law students the opportunity to read up on, and develop skills in actual casework, while giving people legal assistance, without them incurring the hefty legal fees associated with employing professional lawyers!

    @OP – North Bend High School principal Bill Lucero and school resource officer Jason Griggs are being removed from their jobs in the district’s settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon.

    Two opinionated bigots removed from their management jobs, looks like a good result! – and hopefully will act as a warning to others!



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