Letter issued to Grayson County parents in transgender bathroom controversy

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GRAYSON CO., Va. (WDBJ7) This week the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education issued a letter to public schools across the country instructing them to allow transgender students to use the bathroom for the gender with which they identify.

That's led to a lot of concern in some hometowns.

Many parents in Grayson County have even threatened to pull their children out of the public school system.

Superintendent Kelly Wilmore said he's had so many questions and complaints that he sent a letter to parents outlining the school's position and work with state senator Bill Carrico.

"I felt that we were going to have students removed from school on Friday if we did not, at least, send something out to let them know that we do hear their concerns and we are working with the Senator about this," Wilmore said.

"I have talked with legal organizations about the possibility of bringing suit against the Obama Administration," Carrico said.

Carrico plans to meet with the school board at its meeting next month.

In the meantime, the school division says its had no requests from any transgender students.