Nancy Pelosi pounces on death of non-binary student to blame Republicans, but Oklahoma police undermine liberal narrative

After the death of a non-binary student at an Oklahoma high school, liberals denounced Republican policies regarding transgender bathroom use.

Nex Benedict, 16, reportedly died from injuries sustained during a brutal beating in a bathroom at Owasso High School in Owasso on February 7th.

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was among those eager to score political points from the child’s death.

“The death of Nex Benedict from a brutal assault in a high school bathroom is outrageous and heartbreaking. The anti-transgender fervor stoked by extreme Republicans across the country is a huge threat to our children. It has deadly consequences.” Pelosi tweeted Wednesday.

“We must stand up against anti-trans hate,” she added.

Another prominent liberal voice to jump on the bandwagon was Democratic Sen. Liz Warren of Massachusetts.

“Nex Benedict’s murder is heartbreaking and highlights the dangers of extremists dehumanizing children with anti-trans hate in Oklahoma and across the country.” she tweeted.

“Every student should feel safe in school and supported for who they are. Nex should be brought to justice,” she added.

the story falls apart

Despite trying to smear the Republican Party. police announced Wednesday The non-binary student did not die from injuries sustained in the fight, and the cause of death is still under investigation.

“The investigation into the altercation continues. Preliminary information from the Medical Examiner’s Office indicates that a complete autopsy has been performed and the decedent did not die from trauma,” Owasso police said in a statement. Ta.

“At this time, further comment regarding the cause of death is pending pending toxicology and other ancillary test results,” they added. “The official autopsy report will be released at a later date.”

Police also added other information from earlier investigations.

They said the fight was broken up by other students in the bathroom. All of the children involved were juveniles, and after examination by a school nurse, it was determined that there was no need to call an ambulance.

“All students involved in the altercation walked to the vice principal’s office and nurse’s office on their own.” the area concerned Jordan Koufage Public Relations Officer.

The next day, Benedict had a medical emergency and paramedics were called and the student was taken to St. Francis Children’s Emergency Room, where he was pronounced dead.

Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond issued a statement warning against jumping to conclusions but condemning bullying.

“As parents and grandparents, we are heartbroken by the tragic death of an Owasso student. Investigators are still determining the cause of this tragedy and the student’s death, so it is premature to jump to conclusions,” Drummond said. the professor said.

“But what is clear is that our children are precious and should not endure the cruelty of others, especially while in school,” he added. “Bullying in any form must not be tolerated.”

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