Oklahoma medical examiner rules death of teen Nex Benedict as a suicide

The death of a nonbinary teenager followed a fight in a bathroom at Owasso high school in February

The Guardian’s update states,

“In a summary report released on Wednesday, the state’s medical examiner listed 16-year-old Nex Benedict’s probable cause of death as combined toxicity from an antihistamine and an antidepressant.

Following the release of the report, the Owasso police department said: “From the beginning of this investigation, Owasso police observed many indications that this death was the result of suicide. However, investigators did not wish to confirm that information without the final results being presented by the Oklahoma medical examiner’s office.”

The Libs of TikTok, however, are quick to respond, referring to Nex as “she” throughout, and saying nothing about the tragedy, but noting alleged evidence which justifies their lack of focus on the suicide of a teen..

Meanwhile, the US department of education said it will launch an investigation into Owasso public schools on whether it “failed to appropriately respond to alleged harassment of students”. The federal investigation comes in response to a complaint brought forth by Kelley Robinson, president of LGBTQ+ rights group Human Rights Campaign, who alleges that the school district discriminated against students by failing to respond appropriately to sex-based harassment.

According to the ACLU, Oklahoma lawmakers have introduced at least 54 anti-LGBTQ+ bills this year, the most out of any state.

Statement from the Superintendent :