It’s for the children. Update to this story.
A large group of students walked out of their classes Friday to protest the firing of a teacher who refused to refer to a female gender-confused student as male.
The West Point, Virginia school board’s unanimous vote to terminate high school French instructor Peter Vlaming proved to be unpopular, and less than 24 hours after issuing their decision, students rallied to show their support, chanting, “bring him back.”
“He’s an amazing man,” student Wyatt Pedersen told WWBT News. “I think he really was going with what he believed was right and it’s really unfair that he’s being punished for that, especially in such a dramatic way.”
“The school board is trying to force the teacher to conform to their ideologies with the threat of removal from the school,” said Forrest Rohde, the West Point High School junior who organized the walkout.[…]
Some responded to the student walkout by identifying the underlying issues surrounding the teacher’s firing.
“The people that should be fired,” tweeted O’Catholic, “are the ones that are allowing this child abuse to perpetuate in our public schools–either out of ignorance or a disordered socio-political transsexual agenda.”
“We need to take this opportunity to call out the poisoning of children’s minds with gender ideology that tells them their bodies are bad and all they are is stereotypes and the clothing choices they make,” tweeted Reclaim the body. “This is out of control & we need to stand up to the trans lobby’s bullying.”