Parents Sue After Second Grade Biology Denying Teacher Tries To Convince 8-Year-Old Boy He Was A Girl

WOODBURN, OR (KPTV) – Parents in Woodburn said their 8-year-old son was held back from recess multiple times for one-on-one conversations about his gender identity – and they had no idea.

The mother and father in Woodburn are now suing a school district for nearly a million dollars after they say a second-grade teacher singled out their son by asking him if he was transgender. The parents say the teacher had inappropriate conversations with the child at school without their permission.

To protect their son’s privacy, the parents are not sharing their identity.

“He feels different now, he feels confused. To hear your son say that…on a couch talking to a therapist, holding back tears – it’s very heartbreaking,” said the mother.

The parents say they want to shine a light on secret lessons they claim were taking place at Nellie Muir Elementary School.

“She should have notified us if that was the case, if he did say he felt like a girl,” said the boy’s father.

The parents said the teacher asked their son if he thought he was a girl multiple times. They say the teacher held the boy back from recess several times to watch videos and read books about being transgender. The parents say the teacher got those materials from one of her transgender friends. The parents say they had no idea these conversations were taking place in April of 2018.

The mother says she found out when her son brought home one of the books from school.

“He came home Friday with the books in his backpack,” the mother said.

The parents say this all started when their son started using the staff restroom because of a stomach problem. They say their son was uncomfortable using the boy’s bathroom because of his medical condition. However, they believe the teacher assumed their son was uncomfortable because he was transgender.

“Still today, a year later, if he plays with my niece, he’s a girl in that moment… if he plays with my nephew, he’s a boy,” said the mother.

The mother says her son was left confused and hurt after being singled out. Now, a year later, the 9-year-old is taking anxiety medication and going to therapy, according to his parents. The family says the boy’s confusion and emotional distress has also affected the entire family. The father says he’s suffering from panic attacks and the mother says she’s now on medical leave, suffering from anxiety and depression, and staying home from work.

“He can be whatever he wants, I don’t care what he is. 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,” said the father.

The parents say the teacher still works at the school.

In May of 2018, the school sent out a letter. In part, it states that evidence was found that the teacher did pull the student from regular school activities, shared potentially controversial materials with the student and discussed gender identity without parents’ notification.

The lawsuit filed by the parents accuses the school district of negligence, false imprisonment and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

The Woodburn School District said it cannot comment about the lawsuit at this time.

https://www.kptv.com/news/woodburn-parents-sue-school-district-for-m-allege-teacher-asked/article_19bf6cda-721e-11e9-8a5b-8327c915e2bb.html


27% of Israeli Arabs voted for Zionist parties in recent elections

PA slander: Israel is an “apartheid state”;
but Israeli Arabs experience real democracy
In Israel’s recent elections:

  • 12 Israeli Arabs elected to Israel’s Parliament
  • 50% of Israeli Arabs chose to vote
  • At least 112,000 Israeli Arabs (27%) voted for Zionist parties in exclusively Arab cities and towns:
  • 35,783 Israeli-Arabs voted for Meretz
  • 33,453 Israeli-Arabs voted for Blue and White
  • 9,404 Israeli-Arabs voted for Likud
  • 8,268 Israeli-Arabs voted for Shas
  • 6,516 Israeli-Arabs voted for Yisrael Beiteinu

By Maurice Hirsch, Adv. and Itamar Marcus 

Now that the newly elected Israeli Parliament has been dissolved due to Prime Minister Netanyahu’s inability to form a government, Israeli Arabs will again be experiencing the Israeli democracy in the next elections, which are set for September 17, 2019. 

The next elections will once again prove wrong the Palestinian Authority’s claim that Israel is an “apartheid state” as Israeli Arabs will be able to exercise their voting rights on equal terms with Israel’s Jewish citizens. 

Palestinian Media Watch has taken a look at the statistics from the recent Israeli elections and they prove the existence of a thriving Israeli democracy.

Responding to the results of the Israeli elections held in April this year, PLO Chief Negotiator and Fatah Central Committee member Saeb Erekat, said that the vote shows Israel has a “policy of apartheid and racial segregation”: 

“The preliminary results of the Israeli elections have clearly showed that the Israeli voters have voted to keep the situation as it is. They have voted to continue the occupation. They have voted to continue the apartheid and the racial segregation. In reality, the competition during the election campaign was over who on the Israeli side could continue the status quo, the policy of apartheid and racial segregation, but at a reduced cost.”
[Official PA TV News, April 10, 2019]

A comparison focusing on the rights of Israeli Arabs compared to the rights of Black South Africans under the Apartheid regime shows that the reality could not be more different. 

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http://www.palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=27724