With real crime spreading throughout the country thanks to the left-wing extremist district attorneys financed by George Soros who refuse to prosecute in the name of ‘equity,’ one middle school in Wisconsin is taking action against three of its male students for failing to use the proper gender pronouns.
Their ‘crime?’ Sexual harassment.
No, this isn’t a Babylon Bee article.
“I received a phone call from the principal over at the elementary school, forewarning me; letting me know that I was going to be receiving an email with sexual harassment allegations against my son,” Rosemary Rabidoux, a parent of one of the boys, told Fox 11 News last week.
“I immediately went into shock. I’m thinking sexual harassment? That’s rape, that’s inappropriate touching, that’s incest,” Rabidoux continued. “What has my son done?”
Fox News added:
But none of the concerns Rabidoux had were at issue. Instead, her 13-year-old son, Braden, was accused of using incorrect pronouns to address another student at Kiel Middle School.
“(The investigating principal) said he’s being allegedly charged with sexual harassment for not using proper pronouns,” Rabidoux said. “I thought it wasn’t real. I thought this has got to be a gag, a joke – one has nothing to do with the other.”
Her son, along with a pair of other male students, are being charged by school officials with violating federal Title IX’s prohibitions against gender-based harassment.
The incident allegedly occurred in March when a student said they preferred to be called “they” and “them.”
Rabidoux said her son was merely sticking up for one of his friends.
“She had been screaming at one of Braden’s friends to use proper pronouns, calling him profanity, and this friend is very soft-spoken, and kind of just sunk down into his chair,” Rabidoux said. “Braden finally came up, defending him, saying ‘He doesn’t have to use proper pronouns, it’s his constitutional right to not use, you can’t make him say things.’”
She told ABC2 News that the pronoun preference by the other student caused confusion or her son, so she just instructed him to address the student at issue by their given name.
“It’s plural. It doesn’t make sense to him. I said so, I told him to call them by their names.” Rabidoux said.
Now the parents are calling for the charges to be dismissed through an attorney with the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty.
“It’s not sexual harassment under Title IX, under their own policy, under federal law, and it’s probably a First Amendment violation. Almost certainly, if that’s their theory, that solely using the wrong pronoun, that that would be a First Amendment violation,” said Luke Berg, the attorney representing the three boys.
Brad Ebert, the school district’s superintendent who appears to be a pandering coward that wants to destroy the lives of three young students over this lunacy, said:
“The KASD prohibits all forms of bullying and harassment in accordance with all laws, including Title IX, and will continue to support ALL students regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity), or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability (“Protected Classes”) in any of its student programs and activities; this is consistent with school board policy. We do not comment on any student matters.”
It’s no wonder a parental revolt is underway in public schools by way of taking over school boards and restoring some sanity.