In October, a shocking report claimed that teachers at a Salinas, California, middle school secretly recruited students into a pro-LGBT club disguised as a “gender equality club” without their parents knowing. In the club, teachers reportedly indoctrinated the pupils into accepting progressive teachings on sexuality and transgender ideology, even going so far as to “coach” students into changing their gender while advising them on how to hide their new identity from their parents.
At least one couple who said they were parents of a student claimed they were called into Buena Vista Middle School where a teacher told them that their 12-year-old daughter was now a boy. According to the father, when they refused to use the daughter’s “preferred” pronouns, that teacher called the public safety officer to the meeting.
On Tuesday night, they were able to address these teachers for the first time at a local school board meeting.
The unnamed mother excoriated the teachers for allegedly changing her daughter’s name, using different gender pronouns, and altering key school accounts without her knowledge while helping the daughter “transition” into a boy.
Video of the speech was amplified by the Twitter account Libs of TikTok. “… a California school reportedly coached a 12 year old into a trans identity behind her parents back. The school also changed her name and pronouns without informing the parents,” the account posted.
THREAD: 2 teachers at a California school reportedly coached a 12 year old into a trans identity behind her parents back. The school also changed her name and pronouns without informing the parents.
This was the mom’s speech tonight: pic.twitter.com/xNjChjeKFK
— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) December 16, 2021
“You let these teachers come in and act as if they’ve done nothing wrong. A mistake? How long of a mistake, how many mistakes are we going to [make] before my child almost lost her life?” the unnamed mother said. “They didn’t tell me. … You allowed these teachers to open their classrooms, teaching predatorial information to a young child, a mindful child that doesn’t even know how to comprehend it all.”
“How do you not know what was going on your own campuses? Did you think that no parent would ever come forward? You will not quiet me today,” she continued, clearly angry. “I will stand here today and protect my child along with every other child who has not come forward yet.”
“Do they have psychiatry degrees that I was unaware of? Because I didn’t hire them. I did not hire them to sit there [and] nitpick my child’s brain.”
“You took away my ability to parent my child, even before I had any knowledge,” she went on to allege. “I didn’t even get to show support. You asked for support, I didn’t get a chance.”
“You planted seeds, Ms. Caldeira and Ms. Baraki,” she continued, accusing the teachers. “Your job was to educate my child in math, science, English, etc. Do your job and let me do mine,” she said to applause. “They assumed that my child needed your aid and resources. They pushed it in the face. And tonight, I will stick up for her.”
“Ms. Caldeira, you’re guilty. Ms. Baraki, you’re guilty. You changed her personal documentation, her gender, her name, her email,” she added. “I authorized an [also known as] … to her attendance because I wanted to be supportive. But, guess what? She’s allergic to bees. Her medical record says the birth name, and you changed it.” That could pose a medical emergency if the girl’s file were needed and there was confusion as to her name and gender.
“You guys did this on your own accountability, and you’ve gone too far. They downgraded me in front of my child and allowed me to question myself as a mother,” she said. “You sat there and told me how my child was going to be, and then you wrapped your hands around her while I sat across the table and cried. Because you thought you could be there better than I, and I never got a chance. She was scared to even say anything. Your guys’ voice were heard, not hers.”
A man related to the girl also spoke, saying that a teacher telling a girl she is a boy at her age is “just vile nonsense.”
“I think education needs to be grounded on truth. We need God back in America, you know, we need God back in schools.”
“I just feel that our kids are impressionable at that age and we should keep the parents informed. I say resign, or repent. I’m merciful, so is God.”
The school reportedly called the parents in for a meeting where they informed them that their daughter is trans. The teacher then proceeded to call CPS on them when they didn’t use the “correct” name and pronouns.
This is the dad’s speech tonight: pic.twitter.com/17gl3QBRrQ
— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) December 16, 2021
In November, The Daily Wire reported on the alleged secret transgender club first reported by Abigail Shrier, the author of the best-selling book “Irreversible Damage”:
A Buena Vista Middle School teacher and LGBTQ club leader, Lori Caldeira, was heard on tape saying, “Because we are not official—we have no club rosters, we keep no records. In fact, sometimes we don’t really want to keep records because if parents get upset that their kids are coming? We’re like, ‘Yeah, I don’t know. Maybe they came?’ You know, we would never want a kid to get in trouble for attending if their parents are upset.”
Another middle school teacher, Kelly Baraki, joined with Caldeira to lead a workshop titled: “How we run a ‘GSA’ in Conservative Communities.” GSAs are “Genders & Sexualities Alliance” clubs run by high school students. Baraki admitted naming a club “the Equity Club,” later, “You be You,” rather than the more obvious “GSA.”
Caldeira was recorded saying, “We have LGBTQ kids who come to us, and they come and spend a year with us and they get all the love and the affirmation that they need. And we give them tools to be powerful and brave and bold …” She added that the kids “go hang with their friends at lunch. And they do their things. And we love them for that, but we miss them when they don’t join us. So we saw our membership numbers start to decline.”