“It is unconscionable that this afternoon I am sending this communication,” Midland Public Schools superintendent Michael Sharrow wrote in a community message shared on Facebook on Thursday.
“There is no truth whatsoever to this false statement/accusation! There have never been litter boxes within MPS schools.”
The school district was forced to issue a clarification after a parent named Lisa Hansen said furries – people who have an interest in animals and dress up as them – were provided with litter boxes in school bathrooms.
She made the claim during a district board of education meeting on 20 December.
“Yesterday I heard something, and I was stunned, and today I am equally stunned and a little bit upset. Well, not a little bit, a lot a bit upset — furious; I would even use that word,” Ms Hansen had said.
“I heard that at least one of our schools in our town has a, in one of the unisex bathrooms, a litter box for the kids that identify as cats. And um, I am really disturbed by that,” she added.