Gays Against Groomers leader harassed a school so intensely that the board filed a restaining order
Author: John Russell
A Wisconsin school district has been granted a temporary restraining order against the leader of the state’s chapter of Gays Against Groomers, an anti-LGBTQ+ hate group.
The allegations were posted by Libs of TikTok last month. According to the anti-LGBTQ+ social media account, “a concerned parent” claimed that the teacher, who reportedly performs in drag in his spare time, had told students how to find his social media accounts where they saw “nearly nude” photos of the teacher.
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But, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette, an investigation by the school district found the allegations to be unsubstantiated.
“At present, we have investigated the extent to which the teacher’s personal life was brought into the school environment by the teacher and find no evidence to support that concern,” Superintendent Allison Space said in an email. “Allegations being made by those not connected with the district have not been supported with any evidence or any source… At this time, I have no reason to believe that this teacher’s personal life has affected his job performance or that it poses any risks for the students.”
Gays Against Groomers Wisconsin reposted Libs of TikTok’s false allegations on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, on September 20. Rodriguez, the leader of the state’s chapter of the anti-trans organization, also posted a TikTok video in which he made statements that the district described as “harassing, intimidating, and threatening.”
“Pulaski High School and Pulaski School Board, we’re coming for ya. This is not going to end very well for you, trust me,” Rodriguez said in the clip.
He later posted another video in which he searched for the teacher at the 2023 N.E.W. Pride festival in De Pere, Wisconsin. In the post’s caption, he repeated the debunked claim that the teacher had encouraged students “to visit his sexually explicit” social media pages.
While Rodriguez neither lives in the Pulaski Community School District nor has a child attending a district school, the district claimed that his threats were “calculated to incite others to join in his harassing, intimidating and threatening conduct.”
Rodriguez denied threatening the school district, telling the Press-Gazette that he was merely using “internet lingo” in his posts.
“That means that we have you on our radar. We know what the accusations are. We’re watching to see what happens,” he said. “My translation of it, that I was hoping people would get, was that taxpayers are going to hold you accountable. Parents are going to hold you accountable.”
But a Brown County Circuit Court commissioner disagreed, granting the district’s request for a temporary restraining order last week. Rodriguez is ordered to stop harassing the district and its staff in person, by phone, in writing, or online. The order expires on October 13, when an injunction hearing is scheduled.
Meanwhile, Pulaski Police Chief Kurt Kitzman said in an affidavit that the Pulaski Police Department is considering criminal charges against Rodriguez.
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Author: John Russell