Many conservatives have grown increasingly concerned about school children being exposed to controversial material on sexuality. While some have said such fears are baseless, a recent news story suggests otherwise.
According to the New York Post, a Florida teacher was recently fired over an incident this past March in which she told a group of middle school students that she is pansexual.
Cape Coral art instructor Casey Scott was quoted as telling NBC News that the comments came in response to questions from students regarding her sexual identity.
Students told to make flags expressing their gender identity and sexual preference
“A discussion happened in class and because of that, now I’m fired,” Scott complained after being let go from Trafalgar Middle School.
The Post noted that the term “pansexual” describes “someone who is attracted to all categories of people regardless of their sex, gender identity or sexual orientation.”
“A lot of the kids came up to me like, ‘Oh, I’m non-binary,’” Scott recalled. “And a couple of kids said, ‘Oh well, I’m bi.’ One kid said they’re gay.”
Scott went on to state that following her remarks, students began constructing flags to represent their own gender identities and sexual preferences.
However, school administrators took issue with the material after Scott posted it on her classroom door. “They said it would be in the best interest if I got rid of them now,” Scott stated.
Conservative commentator: “They think that they own our kids”
Some parents reportedly expressed anger upon learning about the incident while some of Scott’s students were left feeling confused.
Author and Daily Wire podcast host Matt Walsh has been among those raising alarm about left-wing educators using their authority to indoctrinate children, something he discussed in January during an appearance on Fox News.
“The school system, the federal government, Big Tech – they think that they own our kids, that our kids belong to them, and how dare we try to have any say over what our kids are taught [and] what kind of values are instilled in them,” Walsh said.
“That’s what this is really about. It’s about who owns your kids. And they think that they do.”