Others, such as parent Rachel Evans, said allowing students to use the restroom that aligns with their gender identity is the right move.
“They would use the stall and it wouldn’t be an issue,” she said. “They just want to be treated like everyone else.”
Wilson said there are several transgender students who attend school in Pickens County.
“Every one of these students are our students and every one of the students — all of them — are going through different things in their lives,” he said. “They all need to be nurtured and loved.”
A community meeting to address the matter is planned for 6 p.m. Monday at Pickens High School. Wilson said he expects more than 600 people to attend.