An elementary school has been slammed after a school board member took grade-school students on a field trip to an LGBT bar.
Sarah Leonardi, a Broward County School board member in Florida, posted pictures on Facebook and Twitter to show a group of students from Wilton Manors Elementary School at Rosie’s Bar and Grill.
“I was SO honored to be invited to chaperone Wilton Manors Elementary’s field trip to the incredible Rosie’s!” she wrote.
“The students and I had a fun walk over and learned a lot about our community! A huge thank you to Rosie’s Bar and Grill for hosting this special field trip every year!” Leonardi continued.
People online were to leave angry comments, with one writing: “Could honestly care less if the establishment was “gay” or whatever WHY A BAR OF ALL THINGS.”
Another wrote: “Regardless if it’s a gay bar or not….it’s a bar!! Why are kids going on a field trip TO A BAR?!?!”
A third said: “I assume that their field trips like our field trips have to have a request submitted giving the details of the trip as well as educational value. That being said… this was inappropriate and many should be held responsible including those who gave it approval.”
The students were photographed inside the bar, which features raunchy menu items and rainbow-colored decorations.
The school board member also posted photos of the students posing in front of the restaurant sign.
One furious Twitter user wrote: “Explain yourselves Broward County Schools. This is egregious.”
The bar is opened in Wilton Manors near Fort Lauderdale.It’s website reads: “Whether you come for lunch or dinner, for Sunday Funday Brunch or for just a few drinks… whether you are LBGTQ+ or an ally…whether you are local or visiting… whether you come with a group or venture out solo… you will have a memorable experience with the most talented crew in South Florida.
“Rosie’s is the place to see…and be seen!”
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