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Cops, Reporters Swarm Elementary School After “Brave” Transgender Swampscott Principal Who Is Sometimes A Woman Stops Coming To Work  

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Item LiveThe principal of Stanley Elementary School is on a temporary leave of absence following the announcement earlier this month that they’re transgender. Principal Shannon Daniels, 52, formerly Tom Daniels, announced three weeks ago that they’re transgender and would be presenting as female going forward. Daniels, a Swampscott resident, who became the school’s principal in 2012, identifies as both male and female and prefers “they/them” pronouns for a gender-fluid identity, but plans to become fully transitioned to female.

“Principal Daniels is on a temporary leave of absence,” wrote Superintendent Pamela Angelakis and Swampscott Police Chief Ronald Madigan in a correspondence to Stanley families. The email was shared with The Item by a Swampscott resident who wishes to remain anonymous. There is also a police presence at the school this week.

According to the superintendent’s office, Daniels was not at school on Monday and will not be at Stanley Tuesday. The principal will be in on Wednesday to meet with Angelakis. The circumstances regarding the leave or its length was not clarified, but the superintendent’s office stated the leave was not a suspension and Daniels is off for a couple of days. Daniels said they couldn’t comment.

“You will also see a police presence,” Angelakis and Madigan wrote in the correspondence. “While no credible threats have been received, we see this response as an abundance of caution for our school community. We look forward to getting back to normal.

Madigan said there have been phone calls, voicemails and emails at the school since the principal’s earlier announcement, but there was nothing that police felt rose to the level of constituting a threat.

This is a joke. This is all a big joke. And the principal has proven that he is not only mentally unbalanced, but is also turning his place of work into a media circus. He did this because he made it all about him. From the beginning this was just attention seeking narcissism from a principal who decided to put his own interests above those of the students he was tasked to care for. He could’ve “transitioned” in the summer so people had time to adjust, but instead he decided to do it during the middle of the school year.

Here’s what he told the media three weeks ago:

“Say I’m wearing pink pants and a student asks why. I’ll say, ‘I love pink. It’s pretty.’ If they say, ‘It’s a girl’s color,’ I’ll say, ‘There are no girls’ colors or boys’ colors.’ If they ask, ‘Are you a boy or a girl?,’ I’ll say, ‘I’m a little bit of both and I’m moving toward becoming more female.'”

Oh yea, nothing confusing about that. Let’s just push our left wing agenda on five year olds. This is why public schools exist.

Does this sound like someone who is NOT mentally ill?

By making the connection to her feminine side, Daniels said she can more easily access qualities such as playfulness and empathy and make her a more sensitive and effective leader.

“I feel like a woman,” she said. “I love little children. I love to sing and dance and take care of people – things that are stereotypically female.”

Da fuq? So he’s a man sometimes and a woman other times depending on his moods and whether or not her’s shaved? And women are the only gender capable of empathy? Did he really just say that? He “loves little children”? Yea, that’s not wicked creepy or anything. And apparently only women are capable of “loving little children.”

He likes to “sing and dance?” A grown ass man in charge of a school said that. Is this an episode of Barney and Friends or a public school principal? This is a joke. A big fucking joke.

They had a meeting about this with parents a couple weeks ago that turned into a circus as well:

Two uniformed police officers stood guard at the meeting. And though the session was being videotaped for parents who couldn’t be there, the superintendent assured parents that their faces would be blurred on the video so they could not be identified. The meeting was attended by a Globe reporter who learned of it from Daniels.

Oh yea, what better way to let parents know they are free to express their concerns than by inviting the Boston Globe to the meeting. This is totally not attention seeking behavior on the principal’s part.

Notice the parts that I bolded in the excerpt too:

“Principal Shannon Daniels, 52, formerly Tom Daniels, announced three weeks ago that they’re transgender and would be presenting as female going forward.”

“Daniels said they couldn’t comment.”

This is fucking insanity people. The reporter, who obviously has a political agenda of her own, defied the rules of grammar to show how progressive she is. “They’re transgender?” Who is they? They means more than one person. They are transgender means more than one person is transgender. This is how the English language works.

Sorry folks, I will never, ever, ever accept this as normal. Ever. You can pat yourself on the back for being so open minded that you’re willing to humor the delusions of this clearly sick and mentally ill man in this 50’s. But I’m not. Mental health is a crisis in this country. And instead of getting these people help we humor them. We tell them that we’ll call a singular man, “they,” simply because that’s what he demands.

When this first happened the virtue signalers from Swampscott were out in full force, lambasting anyone who had a problem with this. It was like wokefest 2018:

Whoever gets the most likes is the Woke MVP.

But what these people didn’t think about was days like today. The superintendent, who previously called her subordinate “brave” for disrupting the school year, isn’t saying a word about why a police presence is at the school, and why their principal doesn’t have to go to work even though there have been zero credible threats. But hey, they’re tolerant and accepting, which obviously matters more than facts, science, and their children’s right to an uninterrupted education.

A lot of people from Swampscott have messaged us and told us that the principal was in danger of not being retained and that this was all a play to make sure they couldn’t fire him. After all, if he decided that he was a she then he was untouchable. You could never fire someone after that. Not in today’s world. Here’s one comment:

Daniels is a horrible principal whether as a man or a woman. There has been wide range dissatisfaction with his job performance for several years. So much so, that the teachers had a meeting with the superintendent prior to all of this in a show of no confidence in his abilities. In discussing this issues with the parents Daniels said that he was drinking too much, depressed and had made “bad decisions as a man.” For how long? Who knows, but we do know he was principal during his bad decisions, depression and alcohol abuse. It had become common knowledge that Daniels’ job was in jeopardy. I hope that the Superintendent will not turn her back on his poor performance because of his decision to transition and evaluate him on his poor performance as a principal. Rightly or wrongly, many, if not most of the parents question whether Daniels’ decision was triggered by his fear of being fired.

What. A. Scam.

The bottom line is there are no threats to the school. The police and superintendent have confirmed that. So why isn’t he working? The school is now flooded with Boston news vans and a heavy police presence. How are kids supposed to learn in an environment like this? How are they supposed to keep from being distracted when they look out the window and see this? How are they supposed to learn the English language when they’re forced to call their male principal “they?” How about we just let kids be kids for once, instead of jamming bullshit disguised as social justice down their throats?

If everything you do as an educator doesn’t start with asking yourself, “what will be most helpful to the students,” then you have no business being in education. And clearly this man wants students and parents to focus on HIM, and saying and doing the things that make HIM comfortable, instead of vice versa.  

58 Comment(s)
  • Sal Manella
    March 9, 2018 at 10:59 am

    Say whatever you want about the Catholic Church as a whole but parochial schools don’t allow this sort of warped deviant behavior from its teachers and admins. The kids say the pledge, run the flag up the pole each morning and focus on LEARNING how to read and write rather than this social engineering buffoonery being orchestrated by Swampscott’s school board.

  • Nit Picker
    March 9, 2018 at 8:08 am

    Hey Turtle, a little constructive criticism here. You use the word “yea” a lot, but the word you’re looking for is “yeah”. Yea, rymes with gay, yeah rymes with blah.
    You’re welcome.

  • Jack Straw from Wichita
    March 1, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    What in the world ever became of sweet Jane?
    She lost her sparkle you know she isn’t the same.
    Ever since she went and had her sex changed,
    All her friend can say is ain’t it a shame…

  • BB324
    March 1, 2018 at 2:59 pm


  • BB324
    March 1, 2018 at 2:58 pm


  • Steve McQueen
    February 28, 2018 at 10:39 pm

    Nice sand-bag fake tits, faggot.

  • Sloppy
    February 28, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    What other mental illness is there where they ENCOURAGE people to go off the deep end, claiming he’s being “brave” and that people who are concerned about his erratic behavior are just “closed-minded bigots”?
    If some high school principal was a paranoid schizophrenic and was running around rambling to the kids about how the CIA spies on him through the pencil sharpeners, the other teachers would probably call an ambulance. But this guy is a big hero.
    What the fuck…?

  • Rhubarb
    February 28, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    Oh my god, this guy is an EXACT doppelganger for Mr. Garrison on Southpark! Life imitates art?!

    • Rhubarb
      March 1, 2018 at 8:34 am

      …Vice principal Mr. Slave?

      • Turtle on a Fencepost
        March 2, 2018 at 12:07 pm

        What? Lots of pretty women are affected with male pattern baldness!

  • Ryan
    February 28, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    I saw a dude the other day with a purse and wearing high heels at Shaws. He apparently hasn’t mastered the art of wearing high heels and feel right in front of me. I laughed my balls off.

  • February 28, 2018 at 10:54 am

    They obviously have multiple personalities going on. Fire them immediately before Norman Bates turns into mother

  • Babe
    February 28, 2018 at 10:35 am

    I have to say this does reek of bs. I think people shoild do whatever makes them happy. But if your educating young children this circus seems like a shitty way to transition. This is why I think this is a scam.

    If you truely wanted to be a good example and take self care while navigating an identity crisis, you would take a medical leave and get your shit together before trying to guide young people. You wouldn’t call a press conference.

    Proper way to do this would be to start dressing more androgynously. Grow your hair. Wax your face. Go on summer break. Make announcement and have private parent meeting. Go from there.

  • Fucking Pathetic
    February 28, 2018 at 8:05 am

    This is fucking disgusting. I would rip my kid out of that school so fast if they went there… First off schools dont even teach sex ed until like 6th or 7th grade . This is a fucking elementary School these are children , How dare these parents allow this shit around thier children . This is everything that is wrong with this world today to much politics in schools and not enough God . God help these people and thier children this town is goi g to produce the most confused fucked up generation yet Congratulation Assholes

    • Sonny's Mom
      March 4, 2018 at 7:18 am

      “Showing off” in front of little kids was once known as “molestation”. Not any more.

  • Steven Stover
    February 28, 2018 at 1:38 am

    I bet 100 bucks that “they” is a Democrat.

    • Ole Rando
      February 28, 2018 at 7:29 am

      Yep, that’s a no-brainer.

  • Real women have vaginas.
    February 27, 2018 at 10:39 pm

    My mom said if I don’t have something nice to say then shut up…….

  • Dr. Evil
    February 27, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    He looks like frickin’ Julia Child.

  • johnnyb
    February 27, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    I’m 51 and this “they and “we” shit confuses me..what the heck do ya think it does to a pre-teen kid??

  • Alex reimer the filthy creamer and dirty dreamer
    February 27, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    What’s the problem???

    I do whatever I want. I’m a dainty waif. F all of you. I’m protected!


  • Miller Lite
    February 27, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    Men should not be able to work in elementary schools, let alone this sick fuck.

  • Rhubarb
    February 27, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    For 30 years they’ve insisted “you’re born gay”, it’s not a choice. Now genetics and physiology be damned, gender is fluid…Science is dead.

  • Tom Blackburn
    February 27, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    I. HATE. TRANSGENDERED. “PEOPLE”. Period. Full stop. They’re sub-human monsters who are a stain on society and the human race.

  • LOLA
    February 27, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    I feel pretty, oh so pretty!
    Given how these freaks are treated, I’ve decided to “Bravely” come out as a trans-gendered, trans-racial, trans-cultural, trans-handicapped, combat war veteran. I will be now called “Lola”, the African / Native American lesbian with one titty, L-O-L-A Lola!

    • Miller Lite
      February 27, 2018 at 8:54 pm


  • Dick Hertz from Holden
    February 27, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    When are we going to start calling this shit exactly what it is . . . MENTAL ILLNESS

  • Bob Dobber
    February 27, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    How does one sexually approach this broad? Do you go doggy style into the butt? But what do you do with the penis? I guess one would have to stroke it too, right? If she is on top, a guy would have to also go into her butt, but I am used to hand patting off the vagina. Am Istuck stroking her penis again? I guess I am confused. A guy can only go in the butt and the penis gets in the way. Please advise what a Turtle is suppose to do. I am sort of attracted to Shannon, but again, that darn prick. It’s like the ttootsie roll that never gets out of the way.

    • Yuck
      February 27, 2018 at 8:16 pm

      Jesus Fucking Christ, dude! That just made me want to vomit all over my computer! YUCK!!!!

  • Kegger
    February 27, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    I listen to a.m. 1030 WBZ every day , for news weather and traffic . Helicopter reporter Scott Eck recently came out as Kristen Eck . I have listened to this individual. For a long time and decided. That life is short , that Scott identified as Kristen and that it took guts to come out . I’m not going to judge anyone . America is s free country .

    • Bob Dobber
      February 27, 2018 at 7:04 pm

      Kristen Eck is very attractive as well, but it leaves me with the same dilemma. I can be pile driving that sweet …… er….. butt hole I guess. But I still do not know what to do with the shaft. That is totally new to me. I won’t go down on it, for I am a man’s man, a full blooded American male with the horniest tackle a man can have. I love women, but if I am tapping Kristen Eck, WHAT DO I DO WITH THE SCHLONG!!!???? Ugh, this is so fucking confusing. Can’t cut it off, that’ll be a mess I don’t want to clean up. I wonder if some trannie clips on PornHub could give some guidance.

      • Bob Dobber
        February 27, 2018 at 7:10 pm

        Turtle, I like turtllllle, I like I like I like I like turtle, I like I like I like I like turtle, turtle turtle turtle turtle turtle, I like I like I like I like turtle, Whoooo………………………….
        Please oh wise turtle, what does one do with the shaft when banging the orifices of a newly decried Trannie (pre-op of course)?????????????

      • Steve McQueen
        February 28, 2018 at 10:47 pm

        Are you on fucking drugs?

  • Jack Mehoff
    February 27, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    No wonder why kids today are so fucked up. Between clowns like this idiot and the moronic parents posting their words of support, the future of this country is doomed. I am sure happy that I have no kids because I see no hope for the future. When u see this shit and all of the mixed race couples on TV shows and commercials, all that I can think of is the fall of the Roman Empire.

    • Hughbo Mont
      February 28, 2018 at 2:16 pm

      Fortunately, there’s a silent majority, as witnessed in the last pres election, that all of this bullshit being foisted on us via the media in support of the progressive liberals who will do anything to buy votes. I hope they keep it up because we’ll have a rerun in 2020.

  • z
    February 27, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    “Daniels said they couldn’t comment.”

    Of course the asshat talked like that. Not, “I sorry, I can’t comment on that right now”. Wants to push the issue against the straights. They showed them. They should high-five themselves (or is theyselves. Using they and them in the same sentence might be tough).

    “We” are not amused. “We” are open minded enough (libertarian or don’t give a fuck) to let you do what you want for the most part. “We” do believe that you have the right to screw yourself up. “We” believe that if you do screw yourself up you shouldn’t rely on society to clean you up for the issues they got into.

    “We” do believe that you have to pick something to define yourself. “We” feel if you want to transition, go right ahead, but it there is no they involved.

    Unless of course you have multiple voices in your head all attempting to get out. In which case, maybe you ought to reconsider your current gig. I see “they” devolving into that Trans UMass student from last week who was a guy, transitioned into a girl, still wants to bang girls and isn’t getting any traction and blames the cis girls.

    If my aunt had a package she’d be my uncle. But she doesn’t, so she’s my aunt.

  • Wheelie D
    February 27, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    Word on the street is he’s in hiding because he’s the leader of the biker gang that likes to drive around in Boston disrupting traffic and popping wheelies at intersections on scooters.
    His biker name is pink lady/sometimes pink man Yo!
    Respect 100! 100!

    • Nev R. Mind
      February 27, 2018 at 6:38 pm

      “If my aunt had a package she’d be my uncle. But she doesn’t, so she’s my aunt.” WORD!

  • Spankster
    February 27, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    “Can’t wait to get back to normal” YEH!!! ThAt ship has sailed. Five will get you ten that somewhere a story will come out concerning his “Fluid” transgender coming out someplace it shouldn’t have

  • Connor is confused
    February 27, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    “mom…how come Uncle Tom has big boobies wears women’s clothes and talks funny?!”

    “Umm…umm…Connor! Go in the living room and play your PS4!””

    *mumble grrr..shit!”

  • El Principale
    February 27, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    Who cares if this guys nuts?
    As a school Principal what do you really have to do? The way has been paved for you already and everyone else does all the work.
    All you need to do is show up to work during school hours and then??????

  • Ozzy
    February 27, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    This kind of nonsense needs to stop. The problem is we are to worried about offending anyone. So this kind of shit just keeps on happening. Doesn’t matter if I’m offended. It only matters if “they “ are offended. People wonder why this country is so messed up. Let’s just start with “these types of people “ leading and educating our children.

  • Maggie the Cat
    February 27, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    I contend that the appropriate pronoun to use here is “it”. And I would be very concerned about sending my kids to a school where the principal is having such a major identity crisis in public. The police presence tells me that the kids in that school are in danger because of this principal’s behavior — not that the principal itself would hurt the kids (notice my charitable use of “itself” here), but that the principal’s behavior would attract nutcases from all over who may be a danger to the kids. And then there’s the loss of instructional time when the kids are distracted from their true reasons to be at school, which is to learn the necessary skills to become productive citizens.

    Both of my kids are college graduates with advanced degrees and very well-paid jobs, so my husband and I must have done something right. But just a couple of nights ago we were talking about the things we now feel we should have done while our kids were younger. One thing we would not have done is send our kids to a school like the one in this story. The kids attending the school in this story are having their futures jeopardized for the sake of “political correctness”

    And finally, though there’s no outright indication that it (the principal) is physically dangerous to anyone but itself, the failure of the school administration and the local police to let the parents know what’s going on really concerns me. Screwed-up adults shouldn’t be screwing up children. That’s the height of selfishness.

    • Lou P
      February 27, 2018 at 9:04 pm

      So…  sensible
      Thank you!!! 

      • Maggie the Cat
        February 27, 2018 at 9:15 pm

        You’re welcome.

  • Finn
    February 27, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    During childhood development children look up to people of authority like Principals to help them evolve and learn. Boys may relate to a male Principal where as girls need a female Principal. This Principal simply wants what’s best for all of the children.

    He can kick the fuck out of a soccer ball and then sit on the bench and knit a sweater between innings.


  • whatevuh
    February 27, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    All of this transgender bullshit needs to end. Put your hand down your pants, if there’s a penis, you’re a guy, if there’s a vagina, you’re a woman. YOU CAN’T CHANGE YOUR DNA you sick fucking weirdo’s, go get help !!

  • Kaley Joyes
    February 27, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    So I explained transgenderism to my kids and they said “you’re fucking with us right? Take a look in a mirror you he/she we live with it every fucking day!”.

  • If only
    February 27, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    I mean in a way I can see the attraction of it.
    But if I was a chick I’d spend all of my time playing with my tits and fingering myself so I’d never get any work done!

  • Stan the man
    February 27, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    Sometimes you feel like a nut.
    Sometimes you don’t.

  • KJDS
    February 27, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    “I explained transgenderism to my children in about 5 minutes . . . and they weren’t confused.”

    Are you sure they weren’t confused? Cuz I bet they are. I am, and I’m an adult.

    • Itsjustme
      February 27, 2018 at 5:24 pm

      I can’t imagine being a kid in this day in age of being wanting to be “they.” I think I was in my late teens before I ever heard of about sex changes. Twenty years later I still don’t understand them.

  • Lincolntf
    February 27, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    I wonder if the police cars are there not because of a potential threat AGAINST the principal, but FROM him. Drunk, depressed, making bad decisions, all while having a very public psychological meltdown, I’d want the cops to know where he is every second.

  • even apple jacks not like they used to be
    February 27, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    I can’t fucking take it anymore!!!

  • Red blooded male with a cock and 2 balls that identifies as a straight man
    February 27, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    The he/she is a fucking whack job. But even more insane than the confused principal are the parents that tolerate this psychotic behavior and continue to send their kids to that school. Kids that young shouldn’t have to experience this shit. And people wonder why Donald Trump is president!

  • Rando
    February 27, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    I really, really fear for my kids if this is what steals the spotlight in a friggen elementary school. They’ve got enough stress learning how to tie their shoes and read and all that shit. Media and police at school now distracting them because one person wants to broadcast his personal life all over the place. Redic.

  • WhataLooser
    February 27, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    Please fire this freak and lock him in a mental ward until “they” become normal again.

  • TJB
    February 27, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    There used to be a place that could help people like this. It was in Danvers. The ‘residents’ we’re happy there.

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