A highly elite private k-12 school situated in Chicago finally issued a response to a recently unveiled viral Project Veritas video that went live this past Wednesday night that highlighted one of its staff members explaining how a number of sex toys had been passed out in class for the young teenagers to look at and handle.
Allegedly, the video highlighted the Dean of Students, Joesph Bruno, for Francis W. Parker School — a prestigious school that can cost tens of thousands of dollars to attend — explaining to one undercover activist from Project Veritas about the events and activities that happen in his classroom.
“So, I’ve been the Dean for four years. During Pride — we do a Pride Week every year — I had our LGBTQ+ Health Center come in [to the classroom],” he allegedly expressed. “They were passing around butt-plugs and dildos to my students — talking about queer sex, using lube versus using spit.”
“They’re just, like, passing around dildos and butt-plugs,” he went on. “The kids are just playing with ‘em, looking at ‘em…They’re like, ‘How does this butt-plug work? How do we do – like, how does this work?’ That’s a really cool part of my job.”
In a published note, Project Veritas stated that the school allegedly explained via a response video that expressed that administrators were “heartbroken to learn that one of our colleague’s words have been severely misrepresented for a malicious purpose” and made reference to Project Veritas as a “far-right activist group” which existed to only try and discredit educational institutions.
The release accused Project Veritas of attempting to “ambush” Bruno and then taking strides to edit together a video of the incident with “malicious intent.”
“Please know this video contains descriptive language,” the note from the school explained. “If you choose to view it, we ask you not to share it, because it will add to its viral power.”
The note claimed that Parker’s Board of Trustees and administrators stand in support of the curriculum for the school, and the “dedicated and talented faculty and staff that teach it.”
“We are sickened by this group’s deceptive tactics, their invasion during a People of Color conference, and their attack on the LGBTQ+ community,” the release went on. “We will be meeting with Middle and Upper School students tomorrow to offer support and guidance.”
At no point in the release did any officials from the school try to dispute any point made by Bruno, and neither did school officials offer any examples from the video which they could say was “deceptively edited.”
— Project Veritas (@Project_Veritas) December 8, 2022
UPDATE: The school just deleted their Twitter account pic.twitter.com/JiRQoNY7in
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