Pilot suspended over threat to Oklahoma transgender student

Published 08-20-2018

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Frontier Airlines says it has suspended a pilot over comments authorities deemed threatening to an Oklahoma transgender student and that led to a school closure.

Frontier spokesman Jonathan Freed said in a statement Monday the pilot was suspended Aug. 13 pending an investigation into threats directed at a student in Achille (A'-chil-ee) Public Schools, about 160 miles southeast of Oklahoma City near the Texas border.

Freed says the Denver-based airline does not condone discrimination but declined to release further details.

Achille schools closed for two days last week after adults made threatening comments on Facebook about a 12-year-old transgender girl using a public girls' bathroom at the school district.

Officials say no arrests have been made but the child's mother sought a protective order after a man confronted the mother in person.

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