A gay student talking about bullying at a Mass. school board meeting was shouted over by a woman yelling ‘This is the indoctrination’

The exchange at the meeting on Tuesday is not an isolated incident, the district's superintendent said in a statement.
By: | November 1, 2021

An openly gay Massachusetts student sharing her experiences with bullying at a school board meeting was left in tears after she was shouted over by a woman from the audience who called it “indoctrination.”

Mackenzie Atwood of Franklin High School explained at the board meeting that she had been bullied because of her sexual orientation.

But shouting from the audience interrupted her, as school committee chair Anne Bergen banged a gavel and called for the audience to let Atwood speak.

“It is extremely disgusting that you can look me in the eyes and say that I’m not being oppressed at this school,” Atwood said as she broke down.

A woman in the background then shouted, “This has to stop. This is the indoctrination.” Atwood tearfully yelled in response that there is “no such thing as the gay agenda” as Bergen kept banging her gavel.

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