In Tualatin, Oregon, Riley Gaines, a champion swimmer and advocate for women’s rights, revealed a video on Thursday. The video depicted a distressing incident in which a transgender male student assaulted a vulnerable girl at Hazlebrook Middle School. Shockingly, instead of helping the victim, some fellow students chose to record the assault. This disturbing incident took place last week in Tualatin, a suburban area situated in the southwest of Portland.
The video captures the moment when the transgender student approached the girl from behind and forcefully pushed her to the ground. Subsequently, he proceeded to grab her by the hair and struck her multiple times in the head and shoulders. Throughout the disturbing incident, he can be heard uttering offensive language, saying, “that’s what you get b*tch,” before delivering the final blow.
***correction. This wasn't a high school. This is at Hazlebrook MIDDLE School in the Tigard Tualatin School District in Oregon— Riley Gaines (@Riley_Gaines_) September 28, 2023
Reports that a transgender student assaulted a female student at Hazelbrook Middle School in Tualatin, Oregon are going viral on social media.— REDUXX (@ReduxxMag) September 28, 2023
Reduxx has spoken with the school directly, which confirmed a student was assaulted last week and that an investigation was underway. pic.twitter.com/EBc27e40xv
After the assault, the girl retrieved her purse and struggled to stand up. She faced a cell phone camera, tearfully saying, “He hit me, he hit me.” It is notable that none of the students in the vicinity offered any assistance, raising suspicions for Gaines that the entire assault might have been premeditated.
Gaines also disclosed that the troubled student had previously assaulted two other girls. She strongly advocated for legal action against the school board, suggesting that they should face significant legal consequences.
The situation takes an even more concerning turn. The Tigard-Tualatin School District, encompassing Hazlebrook Middle School, follows a controversial policy permitting both male and female students to use the same bathrooms. This policy has drawn parallels to a disturbing incident in Loudoun County, Virginia, where a transgender student, biologically male, sexually assaulted two female students in a girls’ bathroom. Shockingly, these incidents were allegedly covered up by Loudoun County Schools.
The SAME student attacking two other girls at a middle school in Oregon. The school board should be sued into oblivion for failing to protect their students time and time again. Every single member of the @TigardTualSD is responsible.— Riley Gaines (@Riley_Gaines_) September 28, 2023
Trans violence is violence. pic.twitter.com/YX3x4AaL5V
Although I'm not sure @TigardTualSD will act urgently. In fact, they probably won't act at all. This SD allowed this poor girl to get trampled by embracing these radical policies that specifically harm young girls. We're on a slippery slope. https://t.co/QdOMfVt7Gm— Riley Gaines (@Riley_Gaines_) September 28, 2023
Furthermore, the Tualatin Police Department has acknowledged awareness of the brutal attack but has refrained from providing additional comments on the matter.