MN transgender teen's bathroom video goes viral, stirs outrage

The student was made to leave a bathroom at Osseo Senior High.
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She wanted the video to go viral, and it did.

The video in question, which was shared on Facebook this past week and has since become national news, shows school staff at Osseo Senior High School opening a bathroom stall door on a student as she uses the toilet, forcing her to leave.

It was one of two videos the student – who identifies herself as Cece Doll – posted on Wednesday. The second shows the confrontation that immediately followed the girls' bathroom incident (be warned, both videos are somewhat graphic and contain explicit language): 

"I'm so scared and violated right now," the teen says in the video, adding that the invasion was happening "for no reason."

On Facebook, she wrote, "I Guess I Can’t Use The Girls Bathroom Just Because I’m Transgender."

"Share This & MAKE IT GO VIRAL," she added. 

The post has been shared over 16,000 times, while the videos themselves both have hundreds of thousands of views.

News outlets near and far have picked up on the controversy. Cece Doll has been interviewed by KSTP and Fox 9, while CBS News and Yahoo! Finance have covered the story as well.

For its part, Osseo Senior High has responded to the incident. In an announcement on the school's website, Principal Michael Lehan made the following statement:

I am aware of social media posts that significantly misrepresent an incident that occurred at school on Nov. 28. It’s important for you to know that no students were barred or banned from using any bathroom at Osseo Senior High.

I sincerely wish I could say more, but for data privacy reasons, I cannot provide details about a situation involving a specific student.

What I hope you already know is that we work every day to create an inclusive school where students feel welcome and respected. Our staff regularly works with individual students and families who have varying needs, including needs related to identity.

Lehan added that "staff intervenes in the use of restrooms" only in situations where there is concern about safety, illness or health issues, or "suspected illegal activity."

It's not clear if local authorities have been involved; CBS says it has requested comment from Osseo Police but not yet heard back.  

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