Francis W. Parker School, an elite private school in Chicago, defended its Dean of Students after he was caught bragging about giving sex toys to students, Fox32 Chicago reported.
The dean, Joseph Bruno, was filmed by the conservative investigative journalist group Project Veritas talking about the school’s sexual education courses which reportedly provides “butt-plugs” and “dildos” to students. The school, however, responded to the video with a statement referring to the course as LGBTQ+ inclusive, according to Fox32 Chicago.
“He was filmed without his knowledge or permission while describing one example of our inclusive, LGBTQ+ affirming, and comprehensive approach to sex education,” the school reportedly in a Thursday statement. “Veritas deceptively edited the video with malicious intent.”
The school then reportedly claimed that the Board of Trustees supports the curriculum.
The video of Bruno was released by Veritas on Wednesday and shows him admitting that students talk about “queer sex” and “using lube versus using spit” during Pride week.
“The kids are just playing with ‘em, looking at ‘em [butt-plugs and dildos] … They’re like, ‘How does this butt-plug work? How do we do – like, how does this work?’ That’s a really cool part of my job,” he said, according to the video.
Bruno thought he was speaking to a “conference attendee” over coffee, according to Fox32 Chicago.
The video resulted in backlash on Twitter as users vocalized their outrage using #ButtPlugDean. The video accumulated over 4 million views in 20 hours, Project Veritas reported.
James O’Keefe, Project Veritas founder, confronted Bruno outside of the school to ask about his comments. Bruno, however, retreated into the building, according to the video.
“Why are you running away?” O’Keefe asked.
Francis W. Parker School and Project Veritas did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment. Bruno could not be contacted.
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