Boston’s CBS News affiliate reports:
A tense exchange at the Franklin School Committee meeting has a student and officials calling for acceptance and tolerance. Franklin High School senior Mackenzie Atwood is still trying to process Tuesday night’s meeting, when she was addressing another speaker about protected classes against bullying.
“I am gay,” Atwood told the committee Tuesday. “Call me what you want about that, I’m being personally attacked in school about that.” A parent in the audience interrupted Atwood and could be heard yelling, “This has to stop. This is the indoctrination.”
Atwood broke into tears. Franklin schools superintendent Dr. Sara Ahern sent a letter to parents calling the disruption “appalling” and “unacceptable.”
Read the full article. The screaming woman doesn’t appear on camera in the clip below, but you can hear her.
Did they confirm that this belligerent wingnut was in fact a parent?
“Franklin High School Student Discussing Homophobic Bullying Interrupted By Parent During Committee Meeting” https://t.co/5mBXanmLBm
— Joshua Holland (@JoshuaHol) October 29, 2021