Michigan school district denies LITTER BOXES were provided to students who identify as FURRIES

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A Michigan school district denies litter boxes were provided to students who identify as “furs” after a woman requested them at a school board meeting last month.

The video of the woman, Lisa Hansen, has since gone viral, racking up hundreds of thousands of views on conservative social media pages and even shared by a state Republican Party official.

“So yesterday I heard that at least one of our schools had – in one of the unisex bathrooms – a litter box for kids who identify as cats, and that really worries me. . And I will investigate this further,’ she told the Midland Public Schools Board of Education at a December 20 meeting.

On Thursday, Superintendent Michael E. Sharrow said it was “unconscionable” that he had to address the issue in an email to parents that was also posted on Facebook.

‘Let me be clear in this communication. There is no truth in this false statement/accusation! There have never been litter boxes in MPS schools,” Sharrow said.

A Michigan school district denies providing litter boxes to students who identify as ‘furs’ after Lisa Hansen, above, said she did so at a school board meeting last month

Midland Public Schools said 'there is no truth' to the accusations in an email sent to parents and posted to Facebook on Thursday

Midland Public Schools said ‘there is no truth’ to the accusations in an email sent to parents and posted to Facebook on Thursday

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Furry people ‘create for themselves an anthropomorphized animal persona (fursona) that they identify with’, according to scientists who study them (file photo)

Hansen said he heard a school kept a litter box, above, in a unisex bathroom to appease a student's identity.

Hansen said he heard a school kept a litter box, above, in a unisex bathroom to appease a student’s identity.

Hansen appeared overcome with confusion as she spoke to school district officials about an hour northwest of Flint last month.

“I’m still kind of wrapping my brain around it. Yesterday I heard something and was stunned, and today I’m just as stunned and a little upset. Furious – I would even use that word,” she said.

‘I want to talk about the fact that – and I know this is happening across the country, so it’s not just for this council – but the community needs to understand that the agenda that’s being pushed in our schools is – just my opinion – but somewhat harmful when it comes to certain activities.

‘Let’s talk about furs. A few months ago, a child explained that he was placed in an environment where there were children who identified as madmen – a cat or a dog or whatever.

“So yesterday I heard that at least one of our schools has a mailbox in one of the unisex bathrooms for kids who identify as cats.” And I’m really bothered by that. And I’ll do more research on that.

The Midland Public Schools Board of Education did not respond to comments.

The Midland Public Schools Board of Education did not respond to comments.

Hansen's comments were shared on social media by conservative pages and Michigan Republican Party Co-Chairman Meshawn Maddock.

Hansen’s comments were shared on social media by conservative pages and Michigan Republican Party Co-Chairman Meshawn Maddock.

Most people who identify as furries “create an anthropomorphized animal character for themselves, which they call their ‘fursona,’ with which they identify and can function as an avatar within the community,” according to FurSciencea website run by a team of scientists studying furry fandom.

“Some furries wear elaborate costumes or accessories such as animal ears or tails, or pose as anthropomorphic animals in online communities such as Second Life.”

More than 75% of furries are under the age of 25, about 84% of them are male and 83.2% of them are white, according to the website.

Maddock did not immediately respond to a DailyMail.com request for comment.

Maddock did not immediately respond to a DailyMail.com request for comment.

“Contrary to stereotypes that portray fandom as merely a fetish, the most cited appeal of furry fandom is its sense of belonging, recreation, and escape from the mundaneness of everyday life, as well as its appreciation of anthropomorphic art and stories,” the website says.

School board officials did not respond to Hansen’s comments, which drew applause from some audience members.

It is unknown if she is a parent at the school.

Video of the reunion began spreading on social media this month.

On the Twitter page TikTok LibsHansen’s comments have been viewed 607,000 times and garnered 9,373 likes.

Michigan Republican Party Co-Chairman Meshawn Maddock reposted the video on Thursday, writing, “Children who identify as ‘furries’ are given a litter in the school bathroom. Hero parents will take over our schools.

Midlands Superintendent Michael E. Sharrow said:

Midlands Superintendent Michael E. Sharrow said: “There is no truth to this misrepresentation/accusation!” There have never been litter boxes in MPS schools

At a conservative rally last week, Maddock said she was one of 16 Republicans who signed a document to give Donald Trump all 16 Michigan Electoral College votes, even though President Joe Biden has won the state by 150,000 votes.

“We fought to seat voters,” she said, referring to herself and her husband, state Rep. Matt Maddock, according to CBS News.

“The Trump campaign asked us to do this. I’m under a lot of scrutiny for this today.

Maddock did not immediately respond to a DailyMail.com request for comment.

In his message to parents, Superintendent Sharrow acknowledged that the “false message/accusation” was “gaining traction in the social media arena”.

He completely denied Hansen’s claims.

“It is such a source of disappointment that I felt the need to communicate this message to you.

In this world of division/litigation that we currently find ourselves in, I ask that if you hear wild accusations that don’t sound like something your school board, administration, Midland Public Schools District would be a part of, take a moment to send an MPSConnect message to me.’

The bizarre drama has erupted as parents continue to wage war over gender-neutral facilities in schools designed to make transgender and non-binary students feel more welcome.

This type of politics sparked the heat in Loudoun County, Va., where a 14-year-old boy in a skirt who identifies as non-binary sexually assaulted a college student in a girl’s bathroom.

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