"Well, Daniel, and I was shocked when he said it, he is grateful that he has finally been adopted by his two parents", van Amstel said in a video, who is finalizing the adoption of the 11-year-old boy. Students said that after the boy spoke, she lectured the 30 children on her view that homosexuality is wrong.
"You can imagine why that set us off and we are not letting this go", van Amstel said in a video posted online on November 22.
Amstel is one of the dads and told the outlet he appreciates the three girls stepping up and the school's quick response. However he wonders how the substitute instructor received in a classroom within the first place and needs to verify she by no means comes again once more - on the boy's college or wherever in Utah.
Wrote Van Amstel on Instagram: "This story is too important and hits too close to home not to write about". The school acted quickly by notifying Daniel's dads about the incident.
In an interview with The Salt Lake Tribune following the incident, van Amstel revealed that his son - who will have his final adoption hearing on December 19 - was scared to speak out about the incident because he went through two previous failed adoptions.
"Three female students asked the teacher to stop multiple times, and when she didn't, they walked to the principal's office to report her".
"[We're] committed to having the best employees who care about all children in our schools, whether it be the teacher, the custodian, the secretary or a substitute teacher", Stephenson added. In the meantime, Kelley Services - the staff company that uses the school for subscriptions - shared PEOPLE " We did an investigation and chose to end the employee's relationship with Kelly Services".
The district contracts with the staffing company Kelly Services to hire substitutes.
Their son was reportedly nervous to tell his fathers since he had previouslyexperienced two failed adoptions and though the incident would make them rethink their decision to adopt him. "That definitely will not happen, but that situation really hurt him, that person really hurt us".
"I can confirm that there was a situation involving a substitute", Stephenson told ABC News on Sunday.
"We're involved about any reviews of inappropriate conduct and take these issues very severely", Kelly Companies stated in a press release. "We're looking into this situation".