Incident said to have happened at a high school in Greater Manchester.
According to the 11-year-old girl’s mother, she was hit on the arm by a pellet after another person shot her with a BB gun, and no serious damage was done.
She told Gay Star News that on the morning G was shot the school didn’t contact her immediately saying: “I only found out an hour and a half after it happened and that was only by accident. I was already due to be at school to discuss an earlier incident.
“When I arrived she was extremely quiet, just shaking and not speaking, it was awful.”
Pupils have allegedly written “tranny” and “freak” on her exercise books, as well as scribbling images of penises.
Susie Green, CEO of Mermaids, which supports parents of transgender children, said: “Several parents have reported an escalation of abuse and language following the recent negative media coverage.
“While we cannot be sure that one caused the other, it is a huge coincidence that these incidents closely follow damaging rhetoric that instead of supporting parents of trans children, seeks to undermine and vilify.
“It is an incredible shame that children are being targeted in this manner – and the press and the BBC must take responsibility for their role in this.”