School Under Fire for Showing African Porn to Kindergarteners

Sierra City, CA — You’re not apt to find controversy in the usually quiet mountain hamlet of Sierra City. Nor are you likely to find much noise at 4,000 feet as the north fork of the Yuba River winds its way through old mining claims. But that all changed last week when the social media account the Libs of TikTok identified Basset Station School’s faculty as “grooming children for a deviant gay and communist lifestyle.”

The 242, K-8 student Bassett Station Community School serves all parts of rural Sierra County and is located 2 miles outside Sierra City. And starting last week, the school received phone calls from Fox News producers after the Libs of TikTok posted a secretly filmed video of a young child talking about how they learned all about porn.

Several teachers and administrators reported threatening phone calls and emails following the post.

Several teachers and administrators reported getting threatening phone calls and emails after the social media account the Libs of TikTok shared an unsourced video of a child discussing porn.

Conservative Outrage Spreads

Outrage among conservatives spread quickly as the unsourced video spread across multiple social media platforms. Both Facebook and Twitter immediately removed the video, citing violations of their community standards, and FactCheck.org issued an immediate statement claiming the debunking service could not verify the video.

Right-wing figures like Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham have spent the last month boosting a conspiracy theory that anyone opposed to anti-LGBTQ legislation is a “groomer” or a “pedophile.” And these same news entertainers have looked to social media as a news wire to help them curate and market-test outrageous stories.

This has already led to real-life protests, but on far-right forums like Patriots.win and Gab, there’s been a significant spike in ultra-violent rhetoric, with users posting threats against specific teachers, Disney employees, and lawmakers.

Fox News Jumps In

Despite this lack of sourcing, several conservative media outlets ran the story as accurate. For example, Fox New’s Tucker Carlson claimed it must be true because Bassett Station Community School failed to issue a statement.

However, according to at least one parent who wished to remain anonymous for fears of retaliation, the children in kindergarten class watched a video about endangered African mountain gorillas in Rwanda. And one youngster was named porn inkende, which in the native Kinyarwanda means “silly money.”

“Samantha came home that evening, and all she wanted to talk about was the silly monkey,” said her mother. “How dumb and funny they are. And how people are trying to kill them. She grabbed my phone and made a TikTok video when I wasn’t looking. When I woke the next morning, it had over a million views, and I had a lot of threatening comments.”

Samantha’s mother has since deleted all of her social media accounts.

For their part, the school says it doesn’t comment on “social media” issues. But that hasn’t stopped unhinged activists from flooding the small Sierra town to voice their anger.

“This is where it starts, and it stops,” said anti-CRT and anti-grooming activist Carol Henchman, who drove 20 hours from Oklahoma City to protest at the school. “This kind of pedo stuff should never be allowed near our children because it grooms them into being gay and non-binary. I wouldn’t be surprised if they taught all this CRT crap here.”

Bassett Station Community School remains closed with the children currently home-schooled.

Loretta Splitair
Loretta Splitair
Loretta Splitair is Gish Gallop's Media and Cultural Editor. She has written widely including publications such as Rolling Stone, The Atlantic and the Lady's Home Journal where she hosts a regular column on the ravages of Billy Joel's music entitled, Billy Joel is a Piece of Shit. Loretta is married to her second husband after her first died protesting railway expansion in Kansas. Please do not ask her about it.

More from author

Related posts

Advertisment

Latest posts

Sotheby’s To Auction Off Original Prototype of MyPillow

Sotheby’s stuns with a once-in-a-lifetime auction, offering the original MyPillow prototype—purportedly stuffed with the essence of the American dream—set to redefine luxury sleep and history, one overpriced, patriotically infused bid at a time.

McDonald’s Bids Farewell to Epstein Island’s Last Golden Arches Amid Controversial Legacy

The McDonald’s on Epstein Island has shuttered its windows for good, marking the end of what the company now refers to as a "misguided adventure in international franchising." The closure comes amidst a whirlwind of controversy and a belated corporate acknowledgment that some locations, no matter how potentially profitable, are better left un-McTouched.

Bombshell Uncovered: Hunter S. Thompson’s Lost ‘Dr. Strangelove’ Audition

A recently unearthed photograph has revealed the unimaginable: Hunter S. Thompson, king of gonzo journalism, once commandeered the captain’s seat of a B-52, not in the throes of a drug-fueled fantasy, but as a contender for the iconic role in Kubrick’s 'Dr. Strangelove.' The discovery challenges everything we thought we knew about the man who lived on the edge of American sanity.