That's the most astonishing revelation from the open records request that Texas Values filed. Thanks to internal communications between Miss Kitty Litter (real name David Robinson) and the school librarian Roger Grape, moms and dads now know that not only did Blackshear expose their children to this wild and deviant ideology but to a felon too!
In texts to Grape, David admitted that he might not pass the school background check. "the guidelines for submission automatically disqualify me if the deferred adjudication for prostitution is considered a conviction... so I don't know if [it's] ethical to submit."
So either the school didn't go through with the background check -- or ignored it altogether. Either option is equally distressing. "According to emails sent to parents," Texas Values points out, "the reading event was scheduled to take place at 11 a.m. and all readers had been screened by Austin ISD."
No one knows what that screening could've possibly entailed, since an arrest and conviction are the first things a basic search would uncover.
He's an entertainer -- and a drag queen one at that. Like Robinson, he spent twice as much time at the school as other visitors that day. When the inviting teacher was asked, she admitted that Jerred Bridges (his legal name) spent the day putting make-up on kids, "despite having no license to do so."
Usually, the fact that a district is willing to host one of these drag queen events is sickening enough. Imagine finding out that the person they invited wasn't even vetted -- or worse, a confirmed sex trafficker.
Schools are supposed to be safe learning spaces, not a catwalk for prostitutes. Their actions would suggest that Austin officials are more interested in the sexual exploitation of kids than their actual wellbeing.
In any classroom, including this one, the only thing these drag queens should be reading are the directions to the nearest exit.