A second-grade public school lesson in Greenwich, Connecticut included a video detailing sexual abuse — that confirmed a cartoon of a completely erect penis, in line with a report.
The general public school college students, who can be aged 7 or 8, have been proven the cartoon “Alfred Jr. & Shadow: A Quick Story About Beeing Scared” throughout a digital class on social and emotional studying, the Greenwich Free Press mentioned.
The practically 10-minute movie, typically reserved for remedy periods, shows two cartoon owls speaking about terrifying experiences for teenagers, together with “stuff that’s very troublesome to speak about.”
The cartoon instantly cuts to a picture of the silhouetted man with an erect penis standing over a sad-looking little one.
The voice-over explains that some “kids have skilled an grownup touching or placing their penis within the little one’s personal elements or mouth,” saying they’re “terrified that it will occur once more.”
The picture stays onscreen for nearly 9 seconds earlier than reducing to different potential terrifying eventualities, together with dad and mom who’re drunk or on medicine or bodily abusive.
“In my hometown, in my daughter’s age group class of second grade, they confirmed an animated video at the moment of a person with an ERECTION standing over a baby!!!!!” Greenwich Colleges dad or mum Carl Higbie tweeted.
“This isn’t OK!!!!” he wrote.
Higbie, a neighborhood conservative political commentator, instructed the Free Press that he was relieved that his personal second-grade daughter was not proven the video, however mentioned quite a few “disgusted” dad and mom had contacted him.
He known as for a full investigation and demanded whoever was accountable be fired.
“That any individual thought this video was acceptable for second graders was abhorrent,” he instructed the native paper.
He additionally instructed the right-wing Gateway Pundit web site that the lecturers both “didn’t care sufficient to evaluation this earlier than taking part in it” or “thought it was OK.”
Both approach, “these of us haven’t any enterprise educating our children,” Higbie mentioned.
Greenwich Colleges Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones despatched an electronic mail to many dad and mom on Monday, suggesting it was doubtless meant for a non-public remedy session for youngsters who’ve skilled trauma, the report mentioned.
“The content material at this level within the video was not acceptable for our [Greenwich Public Schools] second grade school rooms,” Jones wrote.
Mother and father have been provided assist from psychology workers on the best way to focus on the video with their little one, and the Division of Kids and Households (DCF) was additionally alerted to it having been proven, the report mentioned.
The second-graders concerned have been in school rooms run by Ms. Goodwin and Ms. Hanzlik, the paper mentioned with out elaboration.
The district didn’t instantly reply to messages from The Publish.