No, this district is not putting litter boxes in bathrooms for students who identify as cats

"It is such a source of disappointment that I felt the necessity to communicate this message to you," Midland Public Schools Superintendent Michael Sharrow wrote.
By: | January 24, 2022

A Michigan superintendent had to refute a wild rumor that a litter box was provided in a school bathroom for students who identify as cats last week after a video of a parent raising the claim at a school board meeting spread on social media.

“It is unconscionable that this afternoon I am sending this communication,” Midland Public Schools Superintendent Michael Sharrow wrote in a community message Thursday. “There is no truth whatsoever to this false statement/accusation! There have never been litter boxes within MPS schools.”

The claim was raised by a parent named Lisa Hansen during the public comment portion of the district’s Board of Education meeting Dec. 20. In her remarks, Hansen said that she planned to comment on county COVID-19 testing protocols for schools but that she needed to first address something else: furries.

“Yesterday I heard something, and I was stunned, and today I am equally stunned and a little bit upset. Well, not a little bit, a lot a bit upset — furious; I would even use that word,” Hansen said. “I heard that at least one of our schools in our town has a, in one of the unisex bathrooms, a litter box for the kids that identify as cats. And um, I am really disturbed by that.”

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