Fifth grade girls forced to share cabins with ‘non-binary’ male counselors without parents knowledge

by mcardinal

Chris Lange, FISM News


Several California parents who recently sent their fifth-graders to a school-sponsored overnight science camp were shocked to learn that their daughters had to sleep in the same cabins as biologically-male counselors who identify as “non-binary” and are now demanding answers. 

Outraged parents said their daughters returned from the camp organized by Weaver Elementary School in Los Alamitos to tell them they spent three nights in the same cabins with adult biological-males who use they/them pronouns, according to LA’s KTLA news who broke the story. The school is part of the Los Alamitos Unified School District.

“No parent should feel the way I feel after knowing what could have happened to my daughter,” said Suzy Johnson, the mother of one of the girls.

Another parent said she contacted the school to inquire about the sleeping arrangements but was told “they were not able to confirm that.” A camp official, however, said males are allowed to sleep in girls’ cabins if they identify as female. 

“Per California law, we place staff in cabins they identify with,” said Emmi Teige, assistant director of Camp Pali.

Although none of the girls made accusations of inappropriate behavior by the men, their parents are furious that the school district did not make them aware of the camp policy. 

A Los Alamitos Unified School District spokesperson said the district takes all complaints seriously and has launched an investigation into the matter after receiving numerous “concerns and complaints” about the camp.

“It’s awful that children had to even experience this in fifth-grade camp,” Johnson said. “If I was aware of it and I had initialed something saying this was going to be done at this outdoor science camp, I would have kept my children home.”

Many users voiced indignation on Twitter in response to the story:

Parents in some of California’s most liberal school districts have recently begun speaking out against the damaging effects progressive school policies have had on their children.

A group of San Francisco parents ousted three progressive school board members last week in a successful recall effort. The board members were accused of focusing on renaming schools and replacing competitive admissions policies with a “lottery system” instead of meeting students’ educational needs during lengthy pandemic lockdowns.