Emails between a whistleblower and the principal of Champion High School in Boerne Independent School District would suggest the principal was not entirely honest in his statement regarding a licensed psychiatrist who was invited to the campus to speak to students.

In April, the school’s Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) set up an “LGBT week” that included dress-up days and a bake sale.

As its featured speaker, the club invited a woke psychiatrist to speak to underage children about transgender surgeries, cross-sex hormones and puberty blockers, and Christians’ lack of acceptance toward LGBT people.

Unlike other events and student organizations, school officials did not seek parents’ permission for students participating in the event.

“My daughter told me today that … there would be some sort of ‘LGBT week’ thing where people dress up in rainbow-theme colors,” the whistleblower, a CHS student’s mom, wrote in an email to the CHS Principal Beto Hinojosa.

“I haven’t seen anything in the weekly emails,” wrote the mom. “[P]arents most definitely need to be informed of these things.”

Hinojosa acknowledged the LGBT week and the events organized by the club, but he wrote back, “We have many clubs at Champion and not all events or activities make it to our newsletter.”

During a meeting days after the LGBT week, the BISD board of trustees was told to take responsibility for the GSA club inviting the psychiatrist to speak to students without parental consent.

BISD administrators and Hinojosa issued a joint statement refusing responsibility for the event:

The messages shared at the student-club’s meeting, as well as the flyers promoting the meeting in the library, were not reviewed, or approved by campus administration, and therefore are not endorsed by Champion High School or the Boerne Independent School District.

However, the whistleblower revealed an email from Hinojosa in which he admitted to knowing about the posters: “In this case, the club printed out approximately 10 flyers and posted them on some of our bulletins.”

This is a direct contradiction to the statement from Hinojosa and BISD administrators.

“Beto lied,” wrote investigative journalist Sarah Fields on Twitter. “They knew about the guest speaker, and lied to parents.”

Neither Hinojosa nor BISD Superintendent Thomas Price responded to Texas Scorecard’s request for comment.

Soli Rice

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