Fresno Student Attacked For Being Gay On Her 16th Birthday

(Photo: Logann Pruneda)

Logann Pruneda, a student at Bullard High in Fresno, says she was pelted with full juice boxes at school on Monday for being gay. It was her 16th birthday, reports Mackenzie Mays from The Fresno Bee at

The Fresno Unified sophomore said that after a fire drill outside the school, she was hit with three boxes of apple juice from behind, leaving an abrasion and bruise on her neck. She was also hit in the back and ribs.
Pruneda, who has been openly gay since middle school, said the bullying is nothing new, but this is the first time it’s been physical.

The incident comes amid a push by the district to offer more support for LGBT students in response to criticism of comments by school board president Brooke Ashjian.

Ashjian is under fire for speaking out against LGBT-inclusive sex education lessons and for comparing LGBT advocates to perpetrators of the Armenian Genocide.

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