Earlier this week, we reported on a Kindergarten class’s “transgender transition ceremony” held by a teacher for a five year old boy that now dresses like a girl.
That story happened at Rocklin Academy in California.
This week a first grader at Rocklin Academy was sent to the principal’s office because she “mis-gendered” her “transgender” classmate in what the school called a “pronoun mishap.”
“This innocent little first grader sees a classmate, calls him by the name she knew him last year and the boy reports it to a teacher,” Capitol Resource Institute’s Karen England said. “The little girl gets in trouble on the playground and then gets called out of class to the principal’s office.”
The “transgender” first grader is the same “transgender” kindergartner from our previous story. This was the first week of school this year at Rocklin Academy.
England said the first grader was traumatized after being investigated by the principal to determine whether or not she had bullied the transgender child by calling him by his original name. After an hour of questioning, it was determined the little girl made an honest mistake and she was not punished or reprimanded.
“The daughter came home from school upset and crying – saying, ‘Mommy, I got in trouble at school today,’” England said.
The little girl’s mother immediately contacted the school to find out what had happened. In a letter, the mother, who asked not to be identified, wrote “I stressed over and over with the principal that I am all for protecting the rights of (the transgender child), but my children have rights as well. It makes me sad that my daughter felt like she was punished for trying to be kind to the kid.”
According to Karen England, Rocklin Academy told the mother that whenever there is a “pronoun mishap” with this “transgender” student the school must investigate.
Rocklin Academy did not return calls for comment on this story.
Feel free to call Rocklin Academy’s staff and ask why interrogating a first grade girl for an hours for not playing along with another student’s fantasy is appropriate.