Oklahoma district who hired drag queen to be elementary school principal faces backlash: 'Unimaginable'

Posted 26 days ago


EXCLUSIVE – The superintendent of the State of Oklahoma, Ryan Walters, called for Western Heights School District to "immediately" terminate a drag queen they hired to be an elementary school principal.


"It's outrageous to have a drag queen running a school, you know, here in Oklahoma that doesn't line up with Oklahoma values," Walters told Fox News Digital. "I hear from parents every day that are concerned with this woke left-wing indoctrination or schools, this gender theory that continues to be thrust upon our kids. It's completely inappropriate."

The principal of John Glenn Elementary School, Shane Murnan, is a drag queen who goes by the name "Shantel Mandalay," Fox News Digital can confirm. Murnan maintained a separate Facebook page from another called "Shantel Mandalay." According to the page, Murnan was employed as a drag queen at a venue called "The Boom."

"This individual is not fit to lead a school district," Walters said. "It has to stop."

Dressed as a drag queen, Murnan has read books to children to celebrate Pride for the Metropolitan Library System.

Walters added that the gender ideology integration in K-12 education is part of a larger Marxist agenda from the left.

"I think that the left has absolutely an agenda for our kids, that they are at war with our kids in the classroom," he said. "What they are doing is injecting this ideology for an end goal here. Their end goal is to absolutely break down a child's mind, break down the classroom, break down the family, and you see the results that have come from this. They want kids to turn on their parents and only listen to their leftist ideology."

Walters explained how he believed the left's agenda was turning them against parents.

"And how do you do it?" he said. "You start…. breaking them apart and say, listen, you're gender-fluid. Listen, you can change your pronouns…. Look at the sexual material. When the kid takes it home and their parent is outraged by it, the kids turn on their parents. This is absolutely trying to break down that family unit, so the kid is more susceptible to the most radical Marxist gender ideology we've ever seen to pit groups of people against each other. And frankly, it's to create Democrat voters."... (Read more)