Who is Joseph Bruno ? Mass outrage as Francis W Parker Chicago school dean is exposed by Project Veritas
Dean of Students Joseph Bruno from Francis W. Parker School is being slammed on social media after speaking about bringing LGBT activists to the educational institution to teach children about “queer s*x.” He claimed that d*ldos and b**t plugs were passed around the seminar to the 14 to 18-year-old students. Netizens have since taken to social media to express their concerns.
Project Veritas recently released a new video that exposed Joseph Bruno admitting to organizing this seminar. In the video, Joseph Bruno said:
“So, I’ve been the Dean for four years. During Pride- we do a Pride Week every year- I had our LGBTQ+ Health Center come in. They were passing around b**t plugs and d*ldos to my students, talking about queer s*x, using lube versus using spit.”
The Lewis University graduate also stated that they had a drag queen come in to “pass out cookies and brownies and do photos.”
Joseph Bruno claimed that the kids were passing around the adult toys and saying,
“How does this b**t plug work? How do we do- like, how does this work?”
When Project Veritas asked Bruno if the parents complained about the seminar, he responded, "no, it’s queer s*x.” He went on to say how the private school that charges $40,000 annually had enough money to teach children these lessons.
The reporters also asked him whether the institution’s trustees were okay with the seminar. Joseph Bruno claimed that they were unaware of it being conducted. He added,
“I wouldn’t even like run it by them. Like, why would I run it by them?”
Joseph Bruno juggled multiple roles at the school
As per LinkedIn, Bruno has worked at a private school for nearly nine years. He started as the Assistant Director of Development in Alumni Relations and became the Associate Director of Alumni Engagement before becoming the Dean of Students.
Before working at the school, he was part of the DePaul University faculty. He participated in the university programming finance board, took on the responsibility of new student orientation, coordinated recruitment, training, and selection procedures, and took part in supervision and programming.
He graduated from Lewis University with a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership - Higher Education. He also studied at the Dominican University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree specializing in Sociology and Communications.
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Several netizens took to Twitter and called him and Francis W. Parker School “p*dophiles” and “groomers.” A few tweets read:
Francis W. Parker School releases statement following exposé
As the outrage continued to intensify on social media, Dan Frank, the principal, released a statement supporting Bruno and the seminar. The school announced that they were “targeted by a right-wing fringe group of individuals that seek to undermine and manipulate Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging work in schools.”
They revealed that a group of critics showed up at the school to “confront and ambush” Joseph Bruno. They added that they had placed additional security in the school premises.
They ended their statement by asking community members not to engage with anyone who wishes to confront the school on this matter.
After releasing the statement, the school deleted its official Twitter account.