A 2-year-old boy’s grandfather has made it his mission to expose a teacher who allegedly allowed his grandson to wear a dress in class. His story has now gone viral.
Malcolm Bedford is an outraged grandfather who discovered, through his daughter, that his 2-year-old grandson, Zach, had worn a dress to school twice. Malcolm’s daughter and Zach’s mother, Kayla Bedford revealed her girlfriend found out about this after she spotted Zach changing into a dress in school after his mother dropped him off.
Kayla’s girlfriend immediately followed Zach into the classroom and instructed him to remove the dress. She also told his pre-school teacher, “We don’t do this.”
When Kayla learned of the incident, she confronted the preschool teacher later that day and discovered that her son was putting on a dress again. Pulling the teacher aside, she told her she wasn’t condoning the cross-dressing. Kayla recalled to Yahoo Lifestyle that the teacher just laughed and replied, “He’s only two!”
Frustrated by the teacher’s reaction, Kayla sought reinforcement from her father, Malcolm, who confronted the teacher soon after. The confrontation was recorded by the grandfather on his cellphone.
In the clip which he also posted on Facebook, Malcolm explained to the teacher that he wanted to get to the bottom of the issue of his grandson being made to wear a dress in school.
“We don’t do the transgender [thing],” he said.
Initially, the teacher requested for Malcolm to take up his concern with the school director but when he insisted to deal with the teacher, her only reply as she did with Kayla was, “He’s two.” She also warned Malcolm of his tone when speaking to her.
The conversation between Malcolm and the teacher did not reveal the reason why Zach was made to wear a dress in school which led to a debate among those who saw the clip. Some sided with the teacher and found nothing wrong with the boy playing dress up.
“It’s hard to actually know what went on but I’d put a little boy in a dress if that’s what he wanted. My son has worn princess dresses with his sister … it’s called dress-up. Relax.”
However, there were also others who could relate to Malcolm.
“These people should not be around kids. This ‘transgender’ madness is child abuse.”
“That based black guy is a better man than me. I’d have wanted to strangle the teacher right then and there in front of the kids.”
Meanwhile, preschool officials, in a statement, maintain that their main goal is the welfare of their students and have opted not to divulge details concerning the incident in public.
“We encourage our children to play in a Christ-centered atmosphere that we hope will allow them to gain confidence and learn to interact with others in a positive way,” it continued. “Our primary responsibility is to our children and part of that is protecting their privacy, because of this we are unable to comment on specific incidents involving a child in our care.”
Kayla has since pulled out Zach from the school without an explanation of why her son was made to wear a dress.
Parents are very careful in choosing the schools they send their children too, especially young kids who can be quite naïve and vulnerable. At that age, their ideas are formed by what they’re exposed to and if teachers aren’t careful, they may send out the wrong message which these children can quickly absorb.
One substitute teacher in New Jersey made the mistake of telling her first-grade teachers that Santa Claus isn’t real. This, of course, outraged the children’s parents whose decision to tell their child about Santa Claus was robbed by the teacher. The school was forced to issue an apology but the harm had already been done. There was no way to take back from the children’s minds the awful truth about Santa.