Teacher ‘Forced’ and ‘Manipulated’ 5th Grader To Become Transgender, Causing The Student ‘Suicidal Ideation’, Lawsuit Says

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Parents have filed a lawsuit against a New York teacher and the school district for allegedly attempting to

“manipulate” and “force”

their 5th-grade daughter to change her gender without parental consent which caused the child

“confusion” and “suicidal ideation,”

the lawsuit alleged per Fox News

Debra Rosenquist, a teacher at the Terryville Road Elementary School in the Brookhaven-Comsewogue School District, was named along with the superintendent, Jennifer J. Quinn, and the principal, Annemarie V. Sciove, in a suit filed on Jan. 23. 

The lawsuit claims that Rosenquist

“targeted” and “harassed”

the young girl throughout the 2021-2022 school year, purposely calling the student by male names and pronouns, the suit said.

“As a result, [the student] became confused as to her gender. Despite knowing about Rosenquist’s conduct…, it took the District, [Superintendent] Quinn, and [Principal] Sciove months to inform [her parents] about it,”

the suit said. The lawsuit also alleged that

“Rosenquist pursued her own agenda outside the curriculum, which included persuading her 5th-grade students to try ‘being gay’ or being another gender even when they were not. To further her agenda, Rosenquist read and provided her student’s graphic books about gender and sexuality which were not on the curriculum.” 

The 5th-grade girl who was born a female and identifies as female became so

“distressed by Rosenquist’s referring to her as a male that she drew a picture of a girl and referenced suicide,”

according to the lawsuit. In January 2022, the parents were notified that their daughter drew a picture of a girl with the words

“I wanna kill myself”


“I feel sad like a lot.”

Brookhaven-Comsewogue School District was reportedly informed of Rosenquist actions, as they were allegedly reported to the District. The Superintendent told the outlet that they are conducting a

“thorough investigation and consultation with our attorney, action is [being] taken in accordance with applicable laws and collective bargaining agreements. “

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