KATY, Texas – While the adults running the Katy, Texas school district are trying to move on from their botched cover-up involving a controversial classroom lesson, a 12-year-old student isn’t letting them.
West Memorial Junior High 7th grader Jordan Wooley appeared before the Katy ISD school board Monday and called them “liars” over their role in the handling of a lesson in which students were to say God was “a myth,” or take a failing grade.
“You tried to cover up the incident. You tried to twist your words to where it was hard to find the truth,” Jordan said from the podium, Fox 26 reports.
“You called me a liar without using the word liar.”
“If anything has been said that was wrong it was your words, not mine,” Wooley said. “You lied about saying the assignment was not graded, although it originally was, until the principal changed it.”
She told the board she was told to kill herself and called words “I’m not allowed to say.”
“I’m not asking for much, all I’m asking for is the truth and an apology for lying,” she said.
Jordan was cut off mid-sentence after one minute and 45 seconds and was not able to complete her statement, according to parent activist Alice Linehan.
“She was strong yet respectful and received a standing ovation,” Linehan says.