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(CNN/CBS) - A 6-year-old transgendered student is at the center of a civil rights controversy. The parents of the first grader say their child is being discriminated against at school. Coy was born a boy, but now lives life as a girl.

She was going to Eagleside Elementary school in Fountain, Colorado where she was treated as a girl, and used the girls' bathroom.  But one day, the family got a letter from the school district saying "that coy was born a male," and "at least some parents and students are likely to become uncomfortable with his continued use of the girls' restroom."  Coy's parents have taken her out of the elementary school and are home schooling until the school district changes their minds.

A Southeast Texas teen is arrested accused of forcing a 10-year-old to smoke synthetic marijuana.  Police in Humble say the 18-year-old held down his young neighbor and made him smoke "kush."

The incident happened on an elementary school playground, but after school hours. The boy told police he felt sick afterward and went to a nearby church for help.  The teen has been charged with injury to a child and endangering a child.

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