Friday, February 23, 2024

Pan Cooke on Non-binary Teen's Death

Pan Cooke draws and writes the true story of Nex Benedict, a non-binary 16 year old who, died after being attacked in their school.

The Guardian:

"The death of a non-binary 16-year-old in Oklahoma has left LGBTQ+ Americans overwhelmed by anger and grief this week.

"Nex Benedict, a 16-year-old non-binary student, died on 8 February after a “physical altercation” with classmates in their high school bathroom, according to a statement by local law enforcement on 21 February.

"In a statement on the school’s website, school officials said: “Students were in the restroom for less than two minutes and the physical altercation was broken up by other students who were present in the restroom at the time, along with a staff member who was supervising outside of the restroom."


The police claim the death was not the result of the altercation. Toxicology results are still pending.

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