The Catalina Foothills School District (CFSD) spokesperson has announced that the school board has reached out to the FBI, citing several threats received in response to their decision to allow transgender students to choose their preferred bathrooms and locker rooms. The policy has faced opposition from parents who feel uncomfortable with the idea, and the school district has made it clear that they have no plans to reconsider their non-discrimination policy, though students who feel uncomfortable with the arrangement may request separate facilities.
The FBI might be getting called on parents again https://t.co/yVa10WXBUC
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According to Julie Farbarik, the Director of Alumni & Community Relations for CFSD, a meeting was scheduled for April 25 to address the controversy surrounding the school district’s decision to allow transgender students to choose their preferred bathrooms and locker rooms. However, the meeting was cancelled due to reported threats and acts of intimidation. The district had already taken proactive measures by hiring off-duty officers to monitor the event. The meeting was rescheduled for April 28 and broadcasted via live stream, but some parents, including Dan Grossenbach, were not informed of the new arrangements. Grossenbach and his group plan to hold a pizza party outside the locked doors of the meeting to highlight what they perceive as the absurdity of the situation.
The Daily Caller News Foundation received a copy of the comments that Bart Pemberton, a parent of a student in the district, plans to make during the meeting, if given the opportunity. Pemberton will urge the board to accept the petition signed by nearly 200 district members, which demands that the board include a topic on the agenda if 100 or more parents formally request to “discuss and ultimately vote on [the] item of concern” with their signatures. Pemberton also criticized the board for canceling the meeting, stating that it demonstrated that the board was more concerned about their own security than the safety of the entire student population at CFSD.