Administrators and teachers in the Anoka-Hennepin School District transitioned a middle school aged girl without her parent's knowledge or approval, according to a whistleblower teacher we spoke to. Staff referred to her with male pronouns and a male name during school hours, but disguised what they were doing when around the mother, resorting back to birth name and pronouns.
We first learned about this story from a post in the Anoka-Hennepin Parents Alliance Facebook page. The anonymous teacher claimed that "parents [are] intentionally being kept in the dark while schools affirm their child's gender transition."
A California woman recently won a $100,000 settlement with a school district that transitioned her daughter without her knowledge. That girl eventually decided to go back to her birth gender.
We spoke with the Anoka-Hennepin School District teacher who believes the mother of the young girl may still not know what happened when her daughter was in the care of teachers and administrators. According to the teacher, the middle school girl was adamant with staff that her mother was against the "transition."
Teachers and administrators held several meetings about the case and overwhelmingly supported the decision to keep the mother in the dark while catering to the new pronouns demands of the young girl. According to the whistleblower teacher, when the mother was present at the school for things like parent/teacher conferences, staff would go back to referring to the young girl by female pronouns and use her birth name.
Anoka-Hennepin school district sent us their policy which states "staff should be using the preferred pronoun of a student 'after conferring with the parents and student.'" Staff who encounter "violations of this policy are required to report them to the appropriate district staff," according to the document they provided.
How prevalent is this in the school systems in Minnesota? We don't know right now, but the Leftists running Minnesota's government believe young children are always right when it comes to gender transitioning. Governor Tim Walz and the Democrat legislature passed a bill this year that allowed children as young as 6 years old to get life altering surgeries against the wishes of a parent. What a sick and disturbing world we are living in!
* This story was updated at 2:59 pm with the response from the Anoka-Hennepin School District