‘Outraged’: Middle School Goes Behind Parents Backs, They’re Suing


A Florida school was sued after it assisted a student transition gender without informing or seeking the permission of the teen’s parents. January Littlejohn stated she was “outraged” when school officials at Deer Lake Middle School in Tallahassee privately went over gender and transgenderism with her child without her knowledge.

“This is happening all over the nation,” said Littlejohn during an interview with Fox & Friends. “This same protocol is in place in many, many schools across districts everywhere, and even the guides being used to dictate these transgender support plans that cut parents out even have the same language.”

Littlejohn said her then-13-year-old child was friends with a group of students who transitioned to the opposite gender. Her child supposedly revealed her own confusion over gender throughout the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Littlejohn, later on, discovered the student’s school had been developing a “transgender support strategy” with the young teen in August of 2020.

Littlejohn stated she was informed by the school that she could not be involved since of a non-discrimination law. She was also told by administrators that they might not disclose what had taken place throughout their meetings with her child.

“Eventually we did see the transgender support plan, which was a six-page document that they completed with my daughter — [who] was 13 at the time — behind closed doors, where they asked her questions that would have absolutely impacted her safety,” Littlejohn said.

The plan includes questions about her child’s restroom preference and which sex she would want to space with on overnight school adventures.

“This is a very systematic way that parents are being excluded from important decisions occurring with their children, and further, social transition is a medical intervention that schools are grossly unqualified to be taking these steps without parental involvement,” she added.

Littlejohn, a licensed mental health counselor, stated her daughter’s gender confusion had surprised the household but they had looked for aid from a counselor and investigated transgenderism.

While talking to the Florida Household Policy Council in November, the mom of three said that “gender ideology almost destroyed my family.”

Child & Adult Rights Campaign, Inc ultimately took legal action against the Leon County School Board (LCSB) in 2021 on behalf of Littlejohn and her partner. The lawsuit presents that the school’s action violated the parents’ right under both the Florida and United States constitutions.

In March, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis pointed out the Littlejohn household’s experience on Twitter after he signed the state’s Parental Bill of Rights which protects parents’ participation in their trainee’s education.

The school district submitted a demand to dismiss the suit. The Littlejohns and their legal team are waiting to hear back about their opposition to the school’s request.

H/T Timcast

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