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North Carolina School System Pauses on Transgender Bathroom Rules

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The superintendent of a North Carolina school system is delaying new rules that would have let transgender students use school bathrooms and locker rooms based on the gender they identify with.

The Charlotte Observer reports ( Charlotte-Mecklenburg Superintendent Ann Clark made the announcement Thursday, one day after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a Virginia school board can block a transgender male from using the boys restroom when school starts this month.

Clark said her decision was based on the court ruling and not because a North Carolina-based group urged parents to deluge the school system with letters saying the regulations announced in June would jeopardize the "privacy, safety and dignity" of students.

School officials didn't immediately respond to a telephone call on Thursday seeking additional comment.

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