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Parents at Sentinel High School have spoken out against a questionnaire given to students at the high school, in Montana. The questions would have to do with the students’ sexual orientation.
NBC Montana received the complaint from parents and published the questions:
99% of reported rapists are heterosexual. Why are heterosexuals so sexually aggressive?
Most child molesters are heterosexual. Do you consider it safe to expose children to heterosexual teachers, scout leaders, and coaches?
When did you choose your sexual orientation?
Missoula resident Katie Kutz spoke at the public school board meeting and asserted that these are questions that should not be discussed with 14-year-olds. Another parent, who preferred anonymity, told NBC that her son was beginning to question whether it’s OK to be straight after filling out the form.
The parent also told the media outlet that when he learned of the situation, he expressed his dissatisfaction with the meeting and asked to speak to the teacher to explain what the activity was about. However, according to him, there was no response.
Sentinel High School is not the only school with similar issues
This is not the first time that American students have experienced similar situations. In fact, because of the increase in the number of schools addressing these types of issues with students, conservative governors like Ron DeSantis have had to push for measures to prohibit children from being talked to about sexual or gender identity issues.
In March, the Republican governor signed legislation known as Parental Rights in Education, which bans the sexualization of children in elementary schools and gives parents authority over their children’s education.