A New York school district is under fire after a parent revealed the sexual and pornographic content her child could access through the student portal.
In an undercover video, the unnamed mother shared her concerns with Lakeland Assistant Superintendent Tracy Morgan and other district officials, who seemed surprised but unwilling to notify other parents.
She explained she found extremely graphic materials in her 12-year-old student’s online school portal, citing topics such as STDs, birth control, sex dolls and toys, hormone supplements, and even penis enlargement.
Morgan looked visually uncomfortable as the mother demonstrated how the school portal also linked to fully naked pictures of men and women.
“It’s very pornographic images,” the mother said. “They’re damaging to children.”
Additionally, she recounted a science video which described the interaction between proteins as “heavy petting.”
“They’re [the proteins] like middle school students at a formal dance,” the video began. “The myosin in particular wants nothing more than to reach its little heads up and do some heavy petting with the actin.”
Other proteins, it continues, are “chaperones [that] protect the actin from groping.”
“We don’t condone any of this,” Morgan responded, admitting, “I’ll be honest, I haven’t seen that pornography stuff.”
Although the assistant superintendent sympathized with the mother, he indicated he wouldn’t be notifying other parents about what happened.
Now, people are outraged that Lakeland public schools are sexualizing students, calling it “child abuse.”
“The fact schools in New York give young students adult material and don’t tell their parents about it shows that they know it’s wrong,” one person said on X. “This is blatant child abuse and an attempt to conceal the evidence.”
“As an educator, this sickens me to my core,” said another. “No one educating children should be allowed to get away with such evil.”
Another commentator said that while the school district did block the questionable websites, it never told parents about what their children had been exposed to.
Sadly, the Lakeland school district has a history of sexual abuse against students.
Last year, two educators were charged with sexually abusing their students – one charged with sexual battery and the other, Alejandro Mendoza, with grooming and having intercourse with his student at school on multiple occasions.
Mendoza resigned from Lakeland and was hired by a different public school district which didn’t know about his history of abuse, even though Lakeland was required by law to report it to the police.
Once a lawsuit was filed against him, Mendoza was dismissed from the second district as well.