The School Resource Officer Pepper Sprayed a Child in Front of Me

“Do you have asthma?” the secretary asked her

Photo by Rod Waddington (CC BY-SA 2.0)

15 years ago, I was walking down the hall of a semi-rural North Carolina school, after teaching my first class ever as a student teacher. The lesson had gone well. I was in a good mood, enjoying my first energy boost…



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Logan Silkwood

Logan Silkwood


I’m a polyamorous, non-binary trans man (he/him). I edit for Queerly Trans, Prism & Pen, Enbyous, and Trans Love & (A)Sexuality. Twitter: @logan_silkwood.