AUSTIN, Texas — Plastic Easter eggs usually contain candy or money, but a Texas parent went a bit too far in the eyes of school officials.
The parent, dressed as the Easter Bunny, is accused of passing out plastic eggs containing unopened condoms to elementary school children as they were dismissed Thursday, officials said.
“It was an incredibly careless and inappropriate action of a parent,” a spokesperson for the Austin Independent School District said in a statement.
An @AustinISD parent dressed as the Easter Bunny was accused Thursday of handing out eggs to children containing unopened condoms as they were dismissed from school https://t.co/A4YeXwwmJp— KVUE News (@KVUE) April 15, 2022
In a letter to parents, Gullett Elementary School Principal Tammy Thompson said the school had not sanctioned the parent’s actions, adding that it was an unplanned event, KVUE-TV reported. Thompson’s letter added that school officials spoke with the parent about the “inappropriate nature of their activity,” according to the television station.
Thompson said some of the eggs did contain candy, but there were also condoms in others, KTBC-TV reported.
According to the Austin ISD, the parent was asked to leave the school premises, but the person then went to a public sidewalk to give away the eggs, according to the television station.
“We are working to review our safety protocols to ensure this does not happen again,” an Austin ISD spokesperson told KXAN-TV.
“This afternoon during dismissal, a Gullett parent visited campus dressed as the Easter Bunny and handed out plastic eggs,” Thompson wrote in her letter to parents. “Some of those eggs contained candy, and some students were also given unopened condoms.”
“Please know that this was not a planned event, nor sanctioned by the school, and we have spoken with the parent about the inappropriate nature of their activity. We value parent participation and always request that you work with campus staff to best support our students.”
Currently, the youngest students in the Austin ISD are not learning anything related to “human sexuality and responsibility,” KXAN reported.
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