Parents are accusing a Colorado school of subjecting a fifth-grade girl to share a bed with a transgender fifth-grade boy on a school trip without notifying the girl or her parents.
The parents, represented by Alliance Defending Freedom, are demanding answers from the school system.
The incident has sparked concerns about the intentional infiltration of transgender ideology into school environments and the lack of transparency with parents. (Trending: Joe Biden Admits He’s ‘Not Sure’ About Running If Trump Wasn’t)
The school’s policy, assigning rooms based on a student’s gender identity, has raised questions about parental rights and the impact on children.
“We were definitely not aware of that before we went on the trip,” Serena Wailes stated.
“I was really upset,” Wailes added.
“One, I was really upset that she was put in that situation at 11 years old — I don’t feel that is fair to put kids in that kind of situation — and two, that we were not even given the information that this was a possibility before the trip.”
“The whole time they’re saying, ‘Girls on one floor, boys on another, they’re not going to be in each other’s rooms unless it is preapproved.’”
“So we’re going through this whole process, not even recognizing that this is a possibility.”
“I felt a bit helpless,” he said.
“I was 2,000 miles away. My daughter is scared in a bathroom trying to get herself out of a situation.”
“It was a frustrating experience, and I just really felt like it was not a situation my daughter should be put in.”
Alliance Defending Freedom is pressing the Jefferson County School Board to clear up “whether JCPS will continue this practice of intentionally withholding information about rooming accommodations from parents like the Waileses, who object to their children rooming with a student of the opposite sex, regardless of the other student’s gender identity,” the letter stated.
“This practice renders it impossible for these parents to make informed decisions about their children’s privacy, upbringing, and participation in school-sponsored programs,” the group added.
“Additionally, our clients request information related to JB R-1 and the ability to opt out of this rooming policy for all future school trips.”
“K.E.M.’s parents confirmed their child’s transgender gender identity and that K.E.M. was to be in ‘stealth mode,’ meaning students on the trip would not know about their child’s transgender status,” the letter said.
“Throughout the entire evening, K.E.M.’s privacy and feelings were always the primary concern of JCPS employees,” the letter pressed.
“After JCPS disregarded D.W.’s privacy and the Waileses’ parental rights, JCPS then silenced D.W., thus infringing on her freedom of speech, when a JCPS teacher told the three girls that they were not allowed to tell anyone that K.E.M. was transgender, even though K.E.M. voluntarily chose to share this information.”
“They want to make sure that every parent knows that this is a possibility and can have the opportunity to opt out or make the best decision for their kid. But they also have two younger children that they want to make sure are not in the same situation that their older daughter was in,” Kate Anderson, director of the Center for Parental Rights at ADF stated.