Transgender athletes competing in women’s sports has become a hot-button topic over the past year after Lia Thomas, a biological male who identifies as a transgender woman, won an NCAA championship in women’s swimming.
Several states have passed laws requiring collegiate athletes to compete in sports based on their biological sex.
That may need to continue to be a widespread law after what happend during a volleyball game.
One North Carolina school district has zero plans to play anymore games against one opponent after a player suffered an injury last month in a match against a team with a transgender athlete.
The Cherokee County School District decided against further matches against Highlands after a Hiwassee Dam High School player was injured after being struck by a spiked volleyball, according to WLOS.
The grainy footage shows the moment a female athlete collapsed to the ground after being hit in the face by the ball from a trans-athlete.
The girl who was struck in the face is seriously injured as a result of the spike. Coaches indicate she’s suffered “severe head and neck injuries, resulting in long-term concussion symptoms,” according to Education First Alliance.
The school board voted to forfeit further contests against Highlands in a 5-1 vote, according to WPDE.