In the inaugural episode of Maine Wire TV, Editor-in-Chief Steve Robinson interviews Amber Lavigne, the mother of a 13-year-old girl who received gender transition counseling at Damariscotta’s Great Salt Bay Community School.
Maine Wire readers have followed our exclusive reporting on Samuel Roy, the 26-year-old conditionally licensed social worker who gave Lavigne’s daughter a breast binder.
School officials never informed Lavigne about the gender counseling her daughter received, and they took steps to conceal that information from her.
While school officials were initially sympathetic to Lavigne’s complaints, they quickly circled the wagons and have refused to share vital information with Lavigne.
What’s more, Lavigne believes she was targeted for retaliation after she complained about what the school did to her daughter.
That retaliation came in the form of a visit from child protective services based on a tip that Lavigne was abusing her daughter.
School officials have refused to say whether they told child welfare agents to investigate Lavigne.
Now, Lavigne has withdrawn her daughter from the school system and filed a lawsuit in federal court.
Maine Wire TV is a new video series from the Maine Wire featuring interviews with interesting people in Maine politics and national politics. If you want to suggest a guest or offer some feedback, drop Steve an email: robinson (at) themainewire.com.