New York Teacher Debra Rosenquist
A New York teacher forced a prepubescent girl to become transgender without her parents’ knowledge, causing the child to contemplate suicide.
A lawsuit filed against Brookhaven-Comsewogue School District alleges teacher Debra Rosenquist manipulated a 9-year-old female student at Terryville Road Elementary School into becoming transgender by calling her “Leo” and using male pronouns to address her during the 2021-2022 school year.
The teacher’s use of male pronouns confused the student and she became suicidal.
The parents were notified after the student drew a picture of a girl next to a caption that read “I want to kill myself.”
“Rosenquist pursued her own agenda outside the curriculum, which included persuading her 5th-grade students to try ‘being gay’ or being another gender even when they were not. To further her agenda, Rosenquist read and provided her students graphic books about gender and sexuality which were not on the curriculum,” the lawsuit said, according to Fox News.
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A New York teacher was accused of “manipulating” a 5th-grade girl into changing her gender without parents’ knowledge or consent, causing “suicidal ideation,” a lawsuit filed against a school district alleged.
The suit claims the student, who was assigned female at birth and identifies as female, was targeted by her teacher, Rosenquist, throughout the 2021-2022 school year. Rosenquist began to use a male name and pronouns for the student, the suit says. The plaintiff student and parents’ anonymity were maintained in the lawsuit.
“As a result, [the student] became confused as to her gender. Despite knowing about Rosenquist’s conduct…, it took the District, [Superintendent] Quinn, and [Principal] Sciove months to inform [her parents] about it,” the suit said.
The district admitted in a meeting with the parents “that they had no idea Rosenquist taught from a book about LGBTQ+ individuals that was not part of the curriculum and how detailed the book was about transitioning, surgery, and hormones.” One of the books Rosenquist used was “When Aidan Became a Brother,” the lawsuit said.
In the book, Aidan’s mother admits she made a mistake misgendering her son, saying, “When you were born, we didn’t know you were going to be our son. We made some mistakes, but you helped us fix them.”
“Debra Rosenquist manipulated a pre-teen female into changing her gender identity when the child did not feel any inclination to do so,” the parents’ attorney, Debra L. Wabnik, Esq., told Fox News. “The parents did not learn about what Rosenquist was forcing upon their daughter until it was discovered that the child had suicidal ideations.”