A Virginia elementary school shared a radical “Woke Kindergarten” video that suggested people were safer when police weren’t around.
The 60-second video was published on the Bailey’s Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences’ website last month as part of its summer learning guide.
“I feel safe when there are no police,” the narrator said in the video, which was titled “Woke Kindergarten 60 Second Texts: Safe.”
The anti-cop video went on to show images of Black Lives Matter protests as the narrator said: “It’s no one’s job to tell me how I feel. But it’s everyone’s job to make sure that people who are being treated unfairly feel safe too.”
The school, which is located just outside Washington DC, claimed the video was posted by mistake.
It was removed as soon as officials became aware it was online, a spokesperson for Fairfax County Public Schools told the Fairfax Times.
Elsewhere in the guide was content related to Black Lives Matter, tools for teaching critical race theory and antiracism, and links to news articles that talked about how white parents are what is wrong with public schools.
The guide also suggested people should follow social media accounts such as “Woke Kindergarten” and “No White Saviors.”
Outraged parents started sharing the video and contents of the summer learning guide on social media before it was taken down, accusing the school of ‘indoctrinating’ their children.
Elizabeth Schultz, a former Fairfax County Public Schools board member, tweeted: “This is Not Education. -it is indoctrination. School Boards in Fairfax & beyond: STOP targeting CRT, sexualized, & politicized content to little children; lying to parents that you’re not doing it; & pressing employees into professional development to make them complicit.”
Asra Nomani, an alumni parent who is now an educational advocate, told the local outlet that the school district “needs parental supervision.”
“They continue to fail students and families by wasting valuable resources, staff time and energy on the politics of indoctrination, rather than education,” she said.
“They know that most parents would never accept such inappropriate material for their young ones. They shouldn’t try to pull a fast one on any parents. We must all remain vigilant about what is happening in our local schools, prioritizing always the wellbeing – not corruption – of our youth.”
In the wake of the incident, the district said it was reviewing what content schools could post online.
“We have asked all schools to check their websites,” the spokesperson said. “This looks to be an isolated incident.”