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Parent furious over locker room situation

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As far as Steve Carr is concerned, a male presence is never acceptable in a female locker room. He has three daughters in the Carrollton School District.

"I was furious," Carr said.

He says the girls’ basketball coach, a man, has an office in the women's locker room at the high school. He came to TV5 wanting to find answers, demanding to know why any man would have any type of work room in close proximity to girls.

"I believe that all fathers, all parents out there that have kids attending the school, they have the right to know that there is a male teacher that has an office in the girls’ locker room," Carr said.

The superintendent of Carrollton Schools, Tim Wilson, paints a very different picture. In fact he gave TV5 full access to the girls’ locker room.

"It's not an office because we're using it as a storage room," Wilson said.

Wilson said the male coach uses a team room during athletic events.  He said the actual girls’ locker room is behind a locked door.

"I think we go above and beyond to protect the coaches and to protect the girls by having the assistant coach check and make sure they're always decent and ready for him to come in," Wilson said.

Wilson was quick to point out the assistant is a woman, he said he does everything possible to protect all his students, especially in a sensitive place like changing areas.

"The time he meets with them at game time is before the game and at half-time and they need a place to meet. So you've got to meet somewhere," Wilson said.

But Carr doesn't agree. He insists those meetings between the coach and his team can take place elsewhere.

"The weight room that they can meet in. There's a band room that they can meet in. They could meet in the corner of the gym," Carr said.

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