HERCULES, Calif. (AP) - The Associated Press reports police investigating a report of a brutal assault of a transgender teen as he was using a high school bathroom say the teen has recanted his claims.

The Bay Area News Group reported the 15-year-old told police he was leaving a Hercules High School bathroom on Monday when three boys pushed him inside a stall and physically and sexually assaulted him. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.

A new California law allows people to use a bathroom that matches the gender with which they identify.

EXTENDED: West Contra Costa Unified School District Board President Charles Ramsey talks at a news conference about a transgender student's claim of rape and recanting of the claim on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in Hercules, Calif. News10

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