District Forfeits All Volleyball Contests Against School Over Transgender Player

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The Cherokee County (N.C.) school board voted last month to forfeit all matches for its schools' women's volleyball teams against Highlands School. 

The vote, which was approved 5-1, came after a student-athlete at Hiwassee Dam High School was injured after a transgender player on the Highlands volleyball team reportedly spiked the ball into her head. 

"The County will not participate in any volleyball games, varsity or junior varsity, against Highlands due to safety concerns," the minutes from the board's meeting read, according to the Washington Examiner. 

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