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Nonbinary Oklahoma Teen Dies After Being Assaulted by Fellow Students

HeadlineFeb 21, 2024

In Oklahoma, a 16-year-old nonbinary high school sophomore died earlier this month a day after they were assaulted by three girls in a high school bathroom. The student, Nex Benedict, reportedly suffered severe head injuries during the fight, but officials at Owasso High School reportedly did not call an ambulance. According to one account, Nex Benedict died due to “complications from brain trauma.” Family members said Nex faced bullying since last year. In 2022, Oklahoma lawmakers passed a law banning transgender students from using bathrooms that correspond to their gender identity.

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