A Texas parent dressed as the Easter bunny handed out plastic eggs filled with condoms to children at Gullett Elementary School in Austin, Texas last Thursday.
A parent showed up at my kids’ elementary school dressed as an Easter Bunny during pickup. He handed out eggs, mostly filled with candy. Some with unopened condoms. Not sure this is the Austin weird I signed up for.
— Nathan Jensen (@NateMJensen) April 15, 2022
The parent was asked to leave school property but then moved to a public sidewalk and continued to hand out the condom-filled eggs.
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— 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝗹𝘆 (@itsnatlydenise) April 18, 2022
An @AustinISD parent dressed as the Easter Bunny was accused Thursday of handing out eggs to children containing unopened condoms as they were dismissed from school https://t.co/A4YeXwwmJp
— KVUE News (@KVUE) April 15, 2022
CBS Austin reported:
“It was an incredibly careless and inappropriate action of a parent, to put it kindly,” an AISD spokesperson told CBS Austin.
The Austin ISD Police Department is working on any repercussions that the parent might face. The district says this is “some unprecedented territory.”
KIRO 7 added:
In a letter to parents, Gullett Elementary School Principal Tammy Thompson said the school had not sanctioned the parent’s actions, adding that it was an unplanned event, KVUE-TV reported. Thompson’s letter added that school officials spoke with the parent about the “inappropriate nature of their activity,” according to the television station.
Thompson said some of the eggs did contain candy, but there were also condoms in others, KTBC-TV reported.
According to the Austin ISD, the parent was asked to leave the school premises, but the person then went to a public sidewalk to give away the eggs, according to the television station.
“We are working to review our safety protocols to ensure this does not happen again,” an Austin ISD spokesperson told KXAN-TV.
“This afternoon during dismissal, a Gullett parent visited campus dressed as the Easter Bunny and handed out plastic eggs,” Thompson wrote in her letter to parents. “Some of those eggs contained candy, and some students were also given unopened condoms.”
“Please know that this was not a planned event, nor sanctioned by the school, and we have spoken with the parent about the inappropriate nature of their activity. We value parent participation and always request that you work with campus staff to best support our students.”
Currently, the youngest students in the Austin ISD are not learning anything related to “human sexuality and responsibility,” KXAN reported.
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— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) April 16, 2022