Connecticut Elementary School Parents Furious After Students Show Video of Child Talking About Gender Identity During Pride Month, Eyewitness News 3 report Monday.
The video was shown to students in grades 3, 4 and 5 at Wells Road Secondary School in Granby, Connecticut, according to the report. Parents told local media outlets that the school had not been told to show the video about gender identity to the students.
The video allegedly shown to elementary school students is from Universal Kids, with several children labeled with “favorite pronouns.” The first child to appear in the video is called Jasper and the pronoun “they/them” and says pride means “no one tells you what to do.”
“I love my dolls. Boys can play with them too,” the child added.
Then a child named Mavis, who has the pronoun “she,” talks about “two mothers,” whom they call “mommy and mommy.” Simon, who calls him/them, says, “Pride means you should be free.”
“In all my life, I’ve never really felt like a boy, and I’ve never really felt like a girl, so I’d rather be both,” Simon continues.
The video contains statements from several more children, all waving “Pride” flags and ending by saying “Happy Pride Month”.
Some parents said elementary school students were too young to be exposed to the idea that they could bend biological reality or change gender.
One parent, Kyle Reyes, said he has four children under the age of 9 and decided to drop them from the Granby school district.
“Those conversations are what parents should be having with their children if anyone is having them with their children,” Reyes said.
“I was very upset when I saw the video,” he continued, adding, “My parents are starting to recover from their predicament and it’s time to start fighting back.”
The media reporter also showed a gender identity video to a mother waiting in line to pick her up from school and asked for her reaction. The anonymous woman said the school should have gotten parental permission before showing the video.
“I should have been taught to have conversations at home and not be caught off guard like this,” she says.
Stephen Davis, who was picking up his 8-year-old granddaughter, said he had not been warned about the video, saying children “don’t have to worry about becoming adults at 8.”
One parent even sent a photo of an alleged “adolescent kit” of students being sent home.
“The same parent claims their son brought home something.” [panty liners] and maxipads,” the report said.
The office of Dr. Jordan Grossman, the superintendent of Granby schools, reportedly told the media that it was addressing parents’ concerns internally, and that the video was “made for ages 2 to 12.” It is being done,” he claimed.
The media obtained the following letter from elementary school principal Pauline Greer:Of course, it is not intended to alienate or disturb the child. In this context, we were trying to remind our students that it’s okay to be who they are and still be treated with dignity and kindness. “
“The Superintendent’s Office statement does not mention that parents were not informed about the video before their children watched it,” the report said.
Breitbart News reached out to superintendents and principals for comment, but did not receive a response by the time of publication.