Students Protest Invasion of ‘Furries’ at Their School

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Who would have thought our world would come to a place where children are terrified of their classmates, not because they are bullies, but because they believe they’re animals?

In Utah, middle schoolers protested after dealing with classmates who identify as furries. Furries are people who identify as animals, whether as a dog, cat or other creature. They believe their true self is an animal, not a person. Some of these people will dress up in animal costumes, masks and headbands.

Now, the children of Mount Nebo Middle School have had enough of the charade.

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This started with a petition on Change.org called “Students for Humans at School, not animals aka furries.”

Currently, over 2,700 people have signed this petition.

The petition is asking for the school administration to enforce code 3.1.8 which reads, “Jewelry, accessories, tattoos, hair, facial hair, and other elements of a student’s appearance that draw undo attention, distract, disrupt, or otherwise interfere with the learning atmosphere at school or at school activities and events, or that create a health, safety, or welfare issue are prohibited.”

This protest comes as the children complained that the students who identify as furries have bitten them, and that they seemingly are allowed to wear their masks and other furry regalia even after they were prohibited.

“They don’t get in trouble,” a student said in a video clip played by commentator Matt Walsh. “The principal doesn’t make them get in trouble.”

“All the principal says, is, ‘be kind, be nice,'” another student chimed in.

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“If they bite us, we just kick them,” a student said.

“They attack us [and] we get in trouble,” another said.

Another student said the furries bite, scratch and sometimes pounce on them.

However, the Nebo School District spokesperson, Seth Sorenson, has said that these accusations are false.

As the Salt Lake Tribune reported, the school district says a letter that went out to families was “misinterpreted.” In this letter, a small group of children were mentioned as being targeted for dressing differently, emphasizing kindness to all students. The school tried to put out the fire by sending a follow-up letter.

“We have had several parents reach out to us over the past few days, regarding rumors that are being spread about behaviors of a small group of students at our school. We hoped. Our efforts to clarify misconceptions would be sufficient, but it seems we still have some misunderstandings.”

Reports from other video footage Walsh shared claim that the students who identify as furries are actually the ones picked on. However, other clips show the students acting as animals chasing after other kids. Further images show students wearing animal masks and outfits at school.

Whether you believe that middle schoolers are being chased by other students dressed up in animal costumes or not, this issue shows something much deeper. The belief that we can identify as anything we desire creates larger problems for the greater society. From the beginning God created us in His likeness and image as male and female. We were not meant to be anything else, and when we stray from God’s path, we open up a door to darkness. Now is the most imperative time for parents to train up their children in the ways according to Scripture, not the world.

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Abby Trivett is a marketing copywriter and coordinator for Charisma Media.

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