According to reports, Columbus Academy reported Gonzalez and Gross to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), calling them "dangerous to the health and wellbeing of the entire Academy community. Administrators also allegedly attempted to destroy the two mothers' reputation out of spite.
Filed on June 12, the lawsuit claims Columbus Academy overreacted to questions the two women had about critical race theory (CRT) concepts being embedded into their children's curriculum, which they believe is "indoctrination."
"And so, when I say an overreaction, I mean an overreaction of calling the police on us, alerting almost 900 faculty members that they had alerted the FBI that we were dangerous," Gross told Fox News Digital.
"Just things that were so far beyond the pale that it would lead one to ask why? Why is the reaction so extreme?"
(Related: Left-wing educational curriculum is centered more around emotion than rational thinking.)
The lawsuit states that at Columbus Academy, "[p]olitically charged issues were regularly taught and discussed in the classroom without opposing viewpoints." This is the kind of thing one could expect at a public school, but not necessarily at a private school.
Gonzalez and Gross also claim that one of the teachers at the school said out loud that he "would not communicate with any student who supported President Trump."
The way administrators at Columbus Academy responded to the mothers' concerns was so overblown that Gross now sends her daughter to another school out of state, which has caused significant tension within the local community.
At first, Gross and Gonzalez wrote a public letter to Columbus Academy expressing concerns that their children were being subjected to "[i]ntimidation and bullying ... based on their political beliefs." Not long after, the school's "head of security ... filed a false police report against the Parent Plaintiffs with the Gahanna Police Department."
The lawsuit further alleges that school officials told teachers during a meeting that they had also reported the two mothers to the FBI.
"During the meeting when faculty was told the FBI had been alerted, the environment was such that one of the Academy's faculty members raised his / her hand and asked if the Child Plaintiffs should be treated differently," the lawsuit reads.
"Another member of faculty stated, 'it sounds like we have a mole.'"
The "vicious treatment" that followed is outlined further in the lawsuit, and is described as a combination of "improperly invoking governmental investigative agencies, disseminating false information, and engaging in a coordinated effort to destroy [the mothers'] reputations in the community," all of which "was retaliation to prevent any further inquiry regarding wrongdoing of the Academy."
In a response to Fox News Digital, Columbus Academy denied any and all wrongdoing, claiming that the allegations made against the school "are entirely without any legal merit or factual basis whatsoever."
"[A]ny parent who waged a public campaign of false and misleading statements and inflammatory attacks harmful to the employees, the reputation, or the financial stability of Columbus Academy would be in clear violation of the Enrollment Agreement and would be denied re-enrollment for the following school year," reads an additional statement from Columbus Academy to which the school has been referring media outlets for clarification as to its position.
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