Earlier this week, we reported that a teacher was fired after refusing to “meow” at a student who identifies as a cat.
Some people thought the story was fake.
Others thought it was exaggerated.
Well, we have news from ANOTHER school district.
It appears we may have a trend going on…
At a Michigan school board meeting, it was revealed that the school intentionally placed litter boxes in the bathrooms.
It was to be used for students who identified as cats.
In other words, it appears as though the school district is promoting this behavior!
What in the world are we teaching our kids?!
More details below:
You know I’d be setting up a litter box in a FHS bathroom just to stir the pot 😂. No, litter boxes are not in Midland Public Schools for ‘furry’ students, superintendent says https://t.co/eCUU0SNWRb pic.twitter.com/MsUVREXVIm
— Commissioner (@hsgovteach) January 22, 2022
Unbelievable!! A litter box in the school bathroom to be inclusive of a #Furry student identifying as a cat?? #Think that means when they go to pee they will do it in the litter box and not in a toilet!!! While students stand by watching because no cat expects any privacy https://t.co/EHtEpviEQn
— Sandra Liz (@Usanthem24) January 22, 2022
Now here’s where things get interesting.
Despite the video of a school board meeting that appears to confirm this accusation, the school is now claiming this was never the case!
According to Business Insider:
A superintendent in Michigan denied rumors that schools had added litter boxes to bathrooms for use by students who identified as furries.
“It is unconscionable that this afternoon I am sending this communication,” Midland Public Schools Superintendent Michael E. Sharrow wrote in a post to Facebook. “However, our Midland PS stakeholders may be confused about a false message/accusation that has resurfaced this week and is gaining traction in the social media realm.”
Furries are individuals who take a particular interest in anthropomorphized animals. Some who identify as furries wear animal costumes or tails.
Sharrow said the rumor was brought up by a parent during a school board meeting in December last year.
As The Morning Sun reported, at a December 20 meeting of the Midland Public Schools board, a parent said she was “disturbed” after she heard a litter box had been added for use in at least one all-gender restroom in one of the district’s schools for students who “identified as cats.”
“Yesterday I heard something, and I was stunned. And today, I am equally stunned,” she said, according to a video of the meeting posted to YouTube.
Here’s a video of the full meeting from last December:
What’s interesting is that the school board president could have come out in December 2021 and said the rumors were false.
Instead, the board president waited until January 2022 to deny these claims.
Why the delay?
Do you believe the rumors from multiple parents, who are hearing this directly from their students in the schools?
Or do you believe the people on the school board?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!