Arguments Today In Boyertown School District Privacy Case

HARRISBURG – Closing arguments will be held in federal court for some Boyertown Area School District students who are defending their privacy rights. During the 2016-17 school year—without informing parents or students—the school district opened its high school locker rooms and restrooms to students of the opposite sex. As a result, many students’ bodily privacy rights were violated. One student encountered an undressed female student while changing in the boys locker room. The students’ legal team has presented an extensive list of facts and legal precedent surrounding the privacy violations and sexual harassment experienced by the students this past school year. Jeremy Samek, Senior Counsel for the Harrisburg based Independence Law Center, will present oral arguments to Judge Edward Smith today at 2 p.m., hopefully leading to a favorable ruling on the motion for a preliminary injunction against the school. The hearing is open to the public at the U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Holmes Building, 101 Larry Holmes Drive in Easton. A ruling is expected later this month.

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