What is happening to our schools lately? Things just got even more bizarre…
We reported yesterday about a substitute teacher who went online to claim she was fired because simply the teacher did not ‘meow’ back to her student. Insane, right?
Watch the teacher’s reaction here:
I just found out this is a thing! WTF is wrong with parents these days? So they let their kids use the litter box at home? Parents and teachers are always bitching about bullying in schools well Im sure this will help! pic.twitter.com/7o4QMwTwzu.
At a Midland public schools meeting, a parent brings up “furries,” saying she “heard” at least one school in the district is providing a litter box for kids that identify as cats. The parent goes on to suggest this is part of a larger “agenda” nationwide. pic.twitter.com/fNxye7LPBL
But the superintendent of the school debunked the woman’s claims.
According to the Morning Sun:
Midland Public Schools Superintendent Michael E. Sharrow took to Facebook Thursday, addressing false rumors that litter box accommodations were being made for students who identify as “furries.”
“It is unconscionable that this afternoon I am sending this communication,” Sharrow wrote. “However, our Midland PS stakeholders may be confused about a false message/accusation that has resurfaced this week and is gaining traction in the social media realm.”
According to Sharrow, a rumor has spread “that litter boxes were provided within MPS student restrooms for those who identify themselves as ‘furries.’”
“Let me be clear in this communication. There is no truth whatsoever to the this false statement / accusation! There have never been litter boxes within MPS schools.”
Sharrow continued, “It is a source of disappointment that I felt the necessity to communicate this message to you.”
And Michigan Live also reports the woman’s claim is not true:
With a particularly noisome rumor making its rounds online, Midland Public Schools is allaying parents’ fears — no, there are not cat litter boxes set up for their students to relieve themselves in.
On Thursday, Jan. 20, Superintendent Michael E. Sharrow sent an email to students’ parents dispelling a rumor of litter boxes being placed in the schools for students who identify as “furries.”
“It is unconscionable that this afternoon I am sending this communication,” Sharrow wrote, “however, our Midland PS stakeholders may be confused about a false message/accusation that has resurfaced this week and is gaining traction in the social media realm.”
During a Dec. 20 meeting of the Board of Education, a community member stated litter boxes had been provided within students’ restrooms, Sharrow wrote.
“Let me be clear in this communication,” Sharrow wrote. “There is no truth whatsoever to this false statement/accusation! There have never been litter boxes within MPS schools.
Video footage from the Dec. 20 Board of Education meeting shows attendee Lisa Hansen broaching the subject.
“I’m still wrapping my brain around this a little bit, but yesterday I heard something and I was stunned and today I’m equally stunned and a little bit upset,” Hansen began. “Well, not a little bit upset, a lot a bit upset, furious. I would use that word.”
Hansen said she heard students who identify as cats are allowed to use a litter box in at least one school’s unisex restroom.
“I am really disturbed by that,” she said. “I will do some more investigation on that. I know it’s going on nationwide. I know it is. It’s part of the agenda that’s being pushed. I don’t even want to understand it.”