A substitute teacher claims she was fired from her job because she refused to “meow” back at a child who believes they are a cat.
The substitute teacher posted a video on TikTok going by the handle @crazynamebridgetmichael alleging she was fired by school officials for not “identifying with” a student who “identifies as a cat” after she refused to meow back at the child in class.
During roll call, the teacher said she heard meowing as she walked up and down the aisles of students.
“I get to the third row and I hear this ‘meow!’ Uhhh, excuse me? Excuse me?” she narrates on a TikTok video she posted detailing the bizarre incident.
“I start looking on the ground, through the fourth row—everything’s good. Go to the fifth row—everybody’s there. Then I hear ‘meow!’ I’m like, ‘Okay, what’s up with that? Who’s doing it?’ And this little girl in the very front row says, ‘You have to meow back at him; he identifies as a cat.’”
The teacher responded by asking, “Is there a litter box in here somewhere?”
The ‘cat’ child “storms out of the classroom,” she continued.
Although she said she thought better of it afterward, she followed up with a “RUFF” as he walked out, making the rest of the children laugh.
At the end of the day, she said she was let go from her position for a failure to “identify with all the students.”
“We no longer need your services if you can’t identify with all the children in the classroom,” the school allegedly told the teacher after the incident.
“I didn’t know cats were considered people; I thought they were pets,” she told the office staff.
“And you wonder why they don’t have any subs!” she exclaimed.
“Another school off my list,” she concluded.
Here are some comments from folks online:
“We have lost our ever-loving minds. You can now get fired if you don’t believe a child should identify as an animal? Lord, help us!”
“Leftist insanity is destroying our children,”
“This is beyond INSANITY!”
“A society that accommodates insanity can not long survive as it can no longer rightly distinguish between reality & falsehood. #AntonioGramsci #subversion #truth #mindcontrol,”
“A typical day of subbing! can’t make this up…,” the teacher observed in the caption of her TikTok video.