Three students at Kiel Middle School have been placed under investigation for “sexual harassment” for not referring to another student using “they/them” pronouns.
This is unreal. A Wisconsin school district filed a Title IX complaint against 3 middle school students, accusing them of sexual harassment for using incorrect pronouns when addressing another student. pic.twitter.com/GEEjXoEnxW
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) May 13, 2022
Update: the principal deleted his account pic.twitter.com/uZiZsC4zK1
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) May 14, 2022
The [Kiel Area School District] has filed a Title IX complaint against the students, accusing them of sexual harassment for using incorrect [sic] pronouns when addressing another student.
“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, one of the parents of the students being accused said.
“I immediately went into shock. I’m thinking, sexual harassment? That’s rape, that’s inappropriate touching, that’ incest” Rabidoux said. “What has my son done?”
Rabidoux’s 13-year-old son, [Redacted], is one of the three eighth-grade Kiel Middle School students accused of sexual harassment, something she disputes.
“(The investigating principal) said he’s being allegedly charged with sexual harassment for not using proper pronouns,” said Rabidoux. “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.”
According to the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty, now defending the accused students, in March, one of their peers announced the pronouns they’d prefer to be addressed as: they/them.
You can read the Wisconsin Institution for Law and Liberty (WILL) full statement here.
Here’s some highlights:
Note, WILL says the Department of Education is working to apply these rules nationwide.
“Public schools will refuse to discipline students acting out in the classroom because of “restorative justice” and disparate impact liability,” The Free Beacon’s Aaron Sibarium commented. “But they will bring the hammer of civil rights law down on middle-schoolers who use the wrong pronouns.”
Public schools will refuse to discipline students acting out in the classroom because of "restorative justice" and disparate impact liability.
But they will bring the hammer of civil rights law down on middle-schoolers who use the wrong pronouns. https://t.co/PDp7CzNsai
— Aaron Sibarium (@aaronsibarium) May 13, 2022