Updated: Sep 15, 2022
By; Sloan Rachmuth
According to her Facebook account, principal Allison Setser of Sam D Bundy elementary in Farmville was thrilled to participate in a training to teach pronouns and sexuality. She posted photos of herself with assistant principal Lisa Robbins and school behavior coach Darrell Bynum at the 4-hour Safe-Zone Training K-12 offered by East Carolina University (ECU) at a cost of $5.
As can be seen in Setser’s pictures, a key part of the training focuses on introducing sexuality into the classroom. Students as young as five could be introduced to the meaning of
According to ECU's own website, the training gets worse:
Safe Zone Training K-12 is an opportunity for those in educational fields to talk, learn and ask questions about sexuality and gender in a non-judgemental, supportive, educational environment that they can take back to the classroom.
What gives Allison Setser, or her staff the right to ask children about their sexuality or gender identity? And it can be assumed that teachers will query children about these private details behind the backs of their parents.
According to a 2015 article published on the American Bar Association (ABA) website, adults who seem overly interested in a child (or their sexuality) could be exhibiting grooming behavior. Additionally, the article also labels these two behaviors as problematic:
discussing sexually explicit information under the guise of
showing a child sexually explicit images
Are these grooming behaviors going into the classrooms of Snugg Bunny Elementary as a direct result of ECU's Safe-Zone Training? The answer is likely yes.
CORRECTION: Our original article stated that the ABA published standards on grooming. We have corrected this to report that an article on the ABA's website contained standards on grooming.