An Oregon parent is furious after her son’s second-grade teacher tried to turn their boy into a transgender girl.
The boy’s mother told the media that a teacher at Nellie Muir Elementary in Woodburn began pressuring the boy about “feeling like a girl” and started telling him to read books and watch videos about being transgender.
“He feels different now, he feels confused,” the mother told KPTV-TV. “To hear your son say that … on a couch talking to a therapist, holding back tears — it’s very heartbreaking.”
The parents said that the teacher began making the boy use the girl’s restroom because she thought he seemed uncomfortable using the boy’s room.
The parents began to realize why their son was acting so strangely when he brought a transgender book home.
A father in Woodburn says:
A teacher held one-on-one lessons with his 8-year-old son about the child’s gender identity.
The boy was held back from recess multiple times to discuss if he was transgender.
Dad had no idea…until his son brought home this book.
Story @ 10 #fox12 pic.twitter.com/FjIrWKkrG9
— Bonnie Silkman KPTV (@BonnieSilkman) May 9, 2019
The boy’s father told the station, “She should have notified us if that was the case, if he did say he felt like a girl.”
The parents were furious that the teacher was trying to turn their son into a girl without their input. And now they are suing the school.
“[They] were extremely shocked to find out that she would expose [their son] to various sexual concepts, such as the difference between male and female body parts,” the family attorney said.
The parents also added that the boy is now afraid of going to school.
“He has also become afraid of attending his current school, seeing [the teacher], and using the boys’ bathroom,” attorney Edgar Diaz said in a lawsuit.
“He can be whatever he wants, I don’t care what he is,” the father told the station. “I just want him to be my happy son, and I feel like she messed that up. It frustrates me that my son can be influenced that drastically and nothing be done about it; they just wanted to sweep it under the rug.”
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