Nurse Kathleen Cataford
Connecticut – A school nurse was suspended after revealing the school worked at was secretly giving children puberty blockers behind their parents’ backs.
77-year-old Kathleen Cataford was suspended by Hartford Public Schools this week after she revealed the school secretly put an 11-year-old student on puberty blockers in a public comment on Facebook.
“Investigate the school system curriculum…CT is a very socially liberal, gender confused state,” the Facebook post read. “As a public school nurse, I have an 11yo female student on puberty blockers and a dozen identifying as non-binary, all but two keeping this as a secret from their parents with the help of teachers, SSW [social workers] and school administration.”
She continued, “Teachers and SSW are spending 37.5 hours a week influencing our children, not necessarily teaching our children what YOU think is being taught.”
The Superintendent of Harford Public Schools lashed out at Cataford and launched an investigation into the school nurse. the Daily Mail reported.
The Daily Mail reported:
A Connecticut school nurse has been suspended over a Facebook post revealing that an 11 year-old at the school where she worked was on puberty blockers.
Kathleen Cataford, who worked at the Richard J Kinsella Magnet School in Hartford, was axed from her role Monday over the post, which was branded transphobic.
Writing on a local mom’s group in response to a request for local school recommendations, the 77 year-old said: ‘Investigate the school system curriculum…CT is a very socially liberal, gender confused state,’ the post read.
It continued: ‘As a public school nurse, I have an 11yo female student on puberty blockers and a dozen identifying as non-binary, all but two keeping this as a secret from their parents with the help of teachers, SSW [social workers] and school administration.
Cataford went on to claim that ‘children are introduced to this confusion in kindergarten.’ DailyMail.com’s attempts to contact her Tuesday were unsuccessful.
The post came to the attention of Hartford School District Officials after the mother of the 11 year-old mentioned saw it, and flagged it to school officials.
She confirmed its contents and the context in which the post was made to DailyMail.com on Tuesday, but did not wish to comment further, citing her child’s privacy.