An 11-year-old girl victimized by the LGBT+ lobby and her mother are demanding justice. It’s happening in California, where the tyranny of political correctness is overflowing.
Jessica Konen is suing the elementary school her daughter attends and teachers Lori Caldiera and Kelly Baraki. Konen claims the teachers “brainwashed” her seventh grade daughter; persuading her to change sex. And Caldiera and Baraki did so while adhering to the district’s Parental Secret Policy; a directive under which teachers are authorized to counsel students about gender dysphoria–even to choose a new sexual identity–without parental notification.
Caldiera and Baraki allegedly held meetings at the school’s “Equality Club”, not only indoctrinating pupils on homosexuality, bisexuality, transgenderism and gender identity, but also encouraging them to put those teachings into practice. Girls were even shown how to shrink their breasts with clothing that would prevent their growth.
Teachers “stalked” students online for LGBT+ content
Records of the lawsuit reveal that the teachers allegedly pressured the students about their gender identity, but that the students “resisted” as well. These lessons on gender ideology would be held clandestinely, mostly during lunch breaks, with parents and school leadership kept in the dark about the initiative.
“I love my daughter, who deserves justice,” Ms. Konen told Fox News. Calling the teachers “predatory” and their methods “disgusting”, Konen also accuses the two teachers of inflicting significant emotional distress on her child. She also says the school was in violation of her federal and constitutional statutory rights on the freedom of education.
The teachers did have a meeting with the mother and from it, Konen allegedly allowed permission for the school to address her daughter with a boy’s name. But what didn’t sit well with Konen was learning about an audio recording at the California Teachers Association’s LGBT+ conference which revealed that Baraki and Caldiera were discussing how to manage their club without parents learning of their children’s participation. In the disturbing audio, Baraki can be heard saying, “When we were doing our virtual learning—we totally stalked what they were doing on Google, when they weren’t doing school work… One of them was googling ‘Trans Day of Visibility.’ And we’re like, ‘Check.’ We’re going to invite that kid when we get back on campus.”
Spreckels Union District Superintendent Eric Tarallo declined to comment on the case, but says Caldiera and Baraki will remain on administrative leave until November pending an independent investigation.
“The request submitted by Ms. Konen will be addressed appropriately within the court system,” Tarallo says. “We are currently reviewing and updating our policies and procedures related to student clubs. We will submit drafts of these to the Board of Education as soon as possible.”
Konen is being represented by the Center for American Liberty (CAL), which is being accused by the California Teachers Association of “politicizing” the situation by introducing “misinformation and seek(ing) to divide parents, educators and school communities for their own political gain.” It was CAL’s own founder, Harmeet K. Dhillon, who stated that Ms. Konen’s daughter would revert to identifying as female after moving away from the teachers who had “brainwashed” her. “Jessica is very supportive of whatever her daughter wants to be and decides,” Dhillon told Fox News.
Dhillon adds what also makes the story curious is that the events took place before the pandemic. When online learning began, Ms. Konen’s daughter “began to return to her original identity, because she was away from the constant influence of those hard, strange teachers.” Konen adds that the child felt “like she could breathe for the first time,” glossing, “I’m going to make sure she keeps doing it….”
Nevertheless, through the software used for video calls with the students, the accused teachers also tried to monitor “what the children were looking for”, and then “tried to put as many children as possible in this secret channel”, according to Dhillon. She adds that she sees in all this a “political motivation” totally without medical or psychiatric basis. The legal action carried out by Jessica Konen, concludes Dhillon, “does not apply only to her daughter,” but will serve to prevent further abuse of other children.