A Florida mother is suing a school for keeping information about her daughter’s gender transition secret.
January Littlejohn, the mother as well as a mental health professional, told Fox News that during the pandemic her 13-year-old daughter questioned her gender after several friends “transitioned” to the opposite sex.
The school began supporting the girl but allegedly concealed that information from her mother. In January, Littlejohn says she became aware the school had a written support plan for her daughter, but that Littlejohn was denied access to the information. The school cited nondiscrimination laws for its denial.
“Eventually we did see the transgender support plan, which was a six-page document that they completed with my daughter, [who] was 13 at the time, behind closed doors,” Littlejohn said, “where they asked her questions that would have absolutely impacted her safety, such as which restroom she preferred to use and which sex she preferred to room with on overnight field trips.”
The support plan consists of six pages near the end of a larger support guide.
Littlejohn warned Fox News viewers of similar protocols popping up across the country, being adopted by many public school districts.
“This is happening all over the nation,” she said. Schools are blocking parents from “important decisions occurring with their children.”
Littlejohn also questioned the school’s qualifications for handling social transitioning, drawing on her expertise as a medical professional.
“Social transition is a medical intervention that schools are grossly unqualified to be taking these steps without parental involvement,” she argued.
In the same interview, Littlejohn’s lawyer, Vernadette Broyles, underscored the seriousness of the situation, citing an incident of a 12-year-old boy who attempted suicide after undergoing confidential talks about gender in his school. Broyles is the president, general counsel and founder of Child and Parental Rights Campaign Inc.
“This is a national agenda, and parents need to recognize they have the right to direct the upbringing, education, care, medical decisions [and] mental health decisions of their child,” Broyles said.