According to NBC, Desert Hills Middle School in Washington has concluded its investigation into the disturbing game held during a fundraising assembly.
The game, which posed students against teachers in a licking contest, has been deemed innocent and definitely “not grooming” according to the school district.
The investigation found the intent of the activity was “innocent and not ill-intended” and there is no reason [to] suggest organizers or participants used the activity for grooming.
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) April 17, 2023
I’m sorry, but the words “licking contest” alone give me pause.
Why is a “licking contest” even a thing at a middle school?
It would be bad enough if the licking contest was just between the students, but throwing teachers and staff into the mix?
The Blaze provided more details on the supposedly “innocent” school activity:
On both sides of the plexiglass, marshmallow cream was smeared in four distinct areas. Then, a team of students raced against a team of staff members — which reportedly included a vice principal— to see which side could lick all the cream off first. The most disturbing moments of the game occurred when students and adults, separated only by a clear piece of plexiglass, were licking the cream at the same time.
The mother of the student who filmed the incident still finds it unsettling and seems to doubt the supposedly “innocent” intentions of those who scheduled and participated in it.
Honestly, if I saw a video of my middle school child participating in this game against an ADULT, I’d be outraged too!
This definitely seems to be something more fitting for a college frat house or bachelorette party – NOT a middle school.
What do you think?
You can see it for yourself below:
BREAKING: Child predator alert. Middle school principal hosted ‘disturbing’ licking game with staff and students pic.twitter.com/exJPV5Hpqo
— RyanMatta 🇺🇸 🦅 (@RyanMattaMedia) April 17, 2023
Is it all innocent fun or another example of how some public schools are sexualizing and grooming our kids any chance they get?