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August 10, 2018
A growing call to do physical harm to a 12-year-old transgender girl has residents near Achille, Oklahoma and their families conspiring to harm the child. A series of screenshots captured by concerned citizens shows adults engaging in a discussion that amounts to an actual criminal conspiracy to have other school children bully and assault the transgender child until she’s too afraid to return to school.
On Friday, August 10, 2018, an emergency protective order was filed against Burney Crenshaw in Bryan County Court by the mother of the transgender child. Crenshaw appears to be heading the group of adults trying to do harm to this child.
Achille, Oklahoma is near the Texas border in Bryan County. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 492. The school district there consists of the Achille Elementary School and Achille High School.
Jamie Crenshaw began colluding the hate crime by posting a warning in the Achille ISD Parent Group on Facebook. She dehumanized the child by saying, “Heads up parents of 5th thru 7th grade girls. The transgender is already using the girls bathroom. We have been told how the school has gone above and beyond to make sure he has his own restroom yet he is still using the girls. REALLY….looks like it’s gonna be a long year. We have made school board meetings over this situation last year but nothing seems to be changing. This is the same kid that got an trouble as soon as he transferred two years ago for looking over the stalls in the girls bathroom. Enough is enough. – with Burney Crenshaw.” [All spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors are Jaime Crenshaw’s.]
Jamie Ann Standifer Crenshaw, age 37, of Colbert, OK – a nearby town in which the transgender child is attending school, is married to Burney Crenshaw, the subject of the protective order.
Burney Clyde Crenshaw, age 43, also of Colbert, is a former president of the Texoma Junior Rodeo Association. In 2006 he was convicted of domestic abuse in Bryan County after pleading no contest. After he served a deferred sentence the charge was dismissed.
The Crenshaws own Crenshaw Chemical & Fertilizer located at 1969 Eastman Rd - Hwy 91, Colbert, Oklahoma 74733. It's 1 1/2 miles west of Achille. Their phone numbers are (580) 434-2432 and (580) 283-3153.
There are no records found where Burney Crenshaw has assaulted or threatened a man, so it would appear he only has enough "courage" in him to beat women and threaten children.
Note: Records also show the Crenshaws as being residents of Achille, Oklahoma. However, USDA farm subsidy information for Burney Clyde Crenshaw shows him receiving $198,524.00 from 2014 – 2016 at the Colbert address. The towns are less than eight miles apart.
Eddie Belcher, age 79 of Broken Arrow, said, “If he wants to be a female make him a female. A good sharp knife will do the job really quick."
Edward W. Belcher is a white supremacist supporter of the Confederacy.
Kevin Lee Bickerstaff, age 58 of Ada, suggested, “Just tell the kids to kick ass in the bathroom and it won’t want to come back!”
Bickerstaff is a pilot for Frontier Airlines. He is married to Lajuan “Lou” Gayle Koehn Pachner Bickerstaff, age 46. Both Bickerstaffs have been sued in civil court for non-payment of debts and are involved in the Mid-South Youth Rodeo Cowboys Association of Oklahoma.
The Frontier Airlines corporate office can be reached at (720) 374-4200.
Bickerstaff is also a member of the Texoma Junior Rodeo Association, whose former president is Burney Crenshaw.
Seth Cooper said, “Let Parker [son of Burney and Jaime Crenshaw] whip his ass until he quits coming to school.”
Waylon Lott responded, “I let the queer teacher get me worked up! This is even worse! Lol”
Cooper then replied, “Lmao, both cases are BS, neither one of them should be allowed near th[sic] school.”
Cooper is married to Shelby Cooper, age 63. The couple own Cooper Ranch and Trucking LLC at 1522 Hwy 199E in Madill, OK. Their business number is (580) 677-0107 with an email address of firstname.lastname@example.org
Waylon Noel Lott, age 34, resides with his wife Amanda Ruth Cornelison Lott, age 35, at 5228 Lott Lane in Madill, OK. Lott has had to draw $33,581.00 in federal livestock subsiddies since 2014.
Jay Standifer added to the thread, “Seth Shelbie Cooper sounds like we are going to have to get a case of beer and a big ass fan to get him and his dad smoked off Bernie Crenshaw.” [The Bernie Crenshaw was referencing another member of the group - Burney Crenshaw, so the sentence should correctly end with “smoked off”.]
Jay W. Standifer, age 45, is the ranch manager at Buckhorn Creek Ranch located at 6300 Highway 177 S, Sulphur, and resides at 2932 Standifer Rd Sulphur with his wife Karen Duck Franks Standifer, age 40.
He has a 1998 felony conviction in Murray County for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and was charged with unlawful hunting by the Oklahoma Wildlife Department. He’s also had a protective order filed on him by a woman and had to be forced by the courts to pay child support.
Karen Standifer is a girl’s junior high coach at the Oklahoma School for the Deaf in Sulphur.
Gina Segraves refers to the child as "thing" in one post, while clearly not having seen herself in a mirror lately. In the intro area to her Facebook, Segraves refers to herself as a "bitch".
Gina Marie Davey Segraves, age 52, who lives 6 3/4 miles east of Catfish King on Hwy 3 near Idabel, is quite the deadbeat having racked up nearly a dozen civil suits against her in recent years.
The Bible-thumping Eddie Alford McCroskey II, age 43, of 35136 Pleasant Valley Rd in Wister, OK has a felony record that includes child abuse by injury, transporting a loaded firearm, and possession of a firearm while under supervision. The divorced man is currently engaged to Melissa Lycklama of Broken Bow. It will be the Bible quoter’s third marriage in eight years.
McCroskey also uses P.O. Box 785, Poteau, OK 74593 and Melissa's cabin address at Blue 3 Trail #1244 in Broken Bow.
Ty Andrew Hays, who refers to the child as a maggot, has a criminal record for assault and battery in the presence of a minor in Custer County. Hays, age 42, resides in McLean, Texas and is married to Lacey Hays. Hays, who is native to Weatherford, OK, has had protective orders filed against him by a former wife. He currently has an outstanding warrant in Blaine County for failure to have insurance.
Susan Rogers Leonard, age 54, of Broken Bow has shared a cruel meme with Burney Crenshaw promoting violence towards transgender people. She and her former spouse Tommy Leonard enjoy exchanging protective orders against each other.
Leonard subsists off the largesse of family members and taxpayers, while giving a go at becoming an Independent Scentsy Consultant.
Jacky Billy Upton, age 35 of Stigler, shared with Jamie Blanchett a meme implying that, if you went into the wrong bathroom, you'd need to use the handicapped stall.
The two statements “Let Parker whip his ass until he quits coming to school.” and “Just tell the kids to kick ass in the bathroom and it won’t want to come back!” would be considered a criminal conspiracy to harm the 12-year-old girl and participants could face felony hate crime charges.
Almost all the involved parties have connections to the youth rodeo circuit.
The Achille ISD Parents Group is a closed group. A member leaked the postings cited to the public. Sandra Simmons and Kara Bird run the group, but it's not been shown that they've any involvement in the conspiracy to commit a hate crime.
A description of the group provides the disclaimer, "This group page only exists as a sounding board for the community. The views expressed on this page are not necessarily the views of the administrators. We do not condone or endorse any forms of violence, degradation or bullying of anyone."
Concerned parties can contact the Achille Elementary School by calling principal Lora Stanglin at (580) 283-3002 or emailing her at email@example.com
The Achille ISD superintendent Rick Beene can be reached at (580) 283-3775 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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Published August 20, 2018
Pause for a moment and imagine yourself a twelve-year-old girl that picks up your mom’s phone to take selfies and you discover images of adults calling you a maggot, a thing, an it, and then seeing them plot having you beaten up and castrated.
As Maddie saw the Facebook posts her lips trembled, tears poured from her eyes, and she immediately understood why her mother had been talking to her about being safe and taking extra precautions.
She ran into her mother’s arms.
The danger was back. The danger that threatened them just two years prior had found them again. An old nightmare joined with a new one.
In 2016 Maddie’s family loaded their belongings up and moved to Achille, Oklahoma seeking safety for the transgender girl, who was being beaten up at school in Sherman, Texas. For a while, things were okay at the Achille Elementary School. She had friends and played like twelve-year-old girls were supposed to do. School staff allowed the new student to use their bathroom and there were no problems. Then the first day of seventh grade arrived on August 8th in a newly remodeled school, which was unfamiliar to Maddie. She had no ideal where the staff bathroom was, so she went into the girl’s bathroom.
Immediately, small-town gossip Jaime Crenshaw began wagging her poisonous tongue making false claims that the twelve-year-old transgender girl was looking over the top of the bathroom stalls to peek at little girls. Crenshaw began egging on her husband and others on an unsanctioned Achille School group page on Facebook. The malicious gossip with her claws dug into the back of a child had found an audience to incite.
First, the group started the slurs: maggot, it, the thing. The verbal assault was to dehumanize Maddie. That was an important factor in leading to what would come next. Human beings are taught not to kill or harm, so you must mentally prepare yourself to see something as non-human so your conscious can accept harming and killing.
Now Maddie was no longer a human child in their eyes. They had dehumanized her, so they could hurt her. She was maggot, it, the thing. That brought them to the point where they could actually begin discussing how to hurt Maddie. The conversation changed to having other students consistently assault Maddie until she was too scared to come to school anymore. Then things got darker and one group member suggested getting a knife and castrating Maddie. They went from having their own children harm the girl to doing the harm themselves.
On August 10th, Maddie’s mother Brandy Rose was confronted and verbally harassed in the Achille Elementary School parking lot by the frothing tongue wagger’s husband Burney Crenshaw – a coward of a man known to the courts for only assaulting and threatening women and children.
During the verbal attack on Brandy, the spineless punk Burney Crenshaw made vile and threatening remarks about preteen Maddie.
Fearing for her family’s safety, Brandy filed a protective order against Burney Crenshaw in Bryan County District Court.
From that point screenshots had appeared of the threats on Facebook and Hate Trackershad obtained them. A young man named Cody Futrell had witnessed the bullies plotting to harm Maddie and took the screenshots that would set everything into motion.
By that night, we had vetted each person involved and published our story late Friday evening.
The weekend would be a whirlwind as the social media posts went viral and our breaking story was being viewed by three hundred thousand people.
While Maddie slept between her parents too afraid someone would come into her own bedroom window and hurt her, an army quietly began building around the world to come to her aid.
That weekend saw law enforcement from the Bryan County Sheriff’s Department to the FBI launching investigations into the threats. The sheriff meant with school officials and determined that things were so serious that the Achille school district would have a complete shut down on Monday and Tuesday in order to protect students and staff.
After Achille ISD superintendent Rick Beene meant with Brandy and Maddie school was reopened on Wednesday. However, an additional school resource officer had been hired and local police and deputies increased area patrols.
Beene issued a statement saying, “Our school administration takes the safety of students seriously. Private discussions on social media does not represent our school and administration. Our school believes everyone should receive safe and free education.”
Kelly Payne created the hashtag #love4maddie that would become popular on social media and used as this story's headline.
Sara Cunningham of Free Moms Hugs, a Norman, OK based nonprofit that consists of affirming parents providing love and acceptance to LGBTQ2’s, contacted the school system offering assistance.
Cunningham’s statement reads, “We are reaching out and expressing our concerns with the Achille School District. In light of recent events, we would like to offer our resources and connections with mental health professionals, to create a time for LGBTQ sensitivity training among your board, staff and/or student body. We have seen the posts involving parents from your school district; and are more than disheartened. But, we, in our experience, have seen that so much hate and abuse stems from fear and ignorance. The tragedy is, this level of emotional torture and threats of violence ( from adults ), will undoubtedly lead to depression, mental illness and the prompting of suicidal thoughts. We, at Free Mom Hugs, believe in complete, affirming love of our LGBTQ children. We have done the research, and are prepared for a healthy, productive discussion. And to bring education to bridge this disturbing gap. We desire to bring the most basic of human rights to this particular child, their family, and other students like them. It is proven that the more a person is educated to the culture and life of another person, the more successful they are in life. There is so much to understand about the transgender child; and once educated, the fear and anxiety dissolve. I would hope we could work together in bringing this education and training to your staff. And allow understanding to trickle down to the students and their families. We are not naive enough to believe we can change everyone; but with the right resources and options, we know we can begin the process of healing.”.
Darius Douglas, a member of the area LGBTQ2 community, began organizing a peaceful gathering at the school to show Maddie love and support. A group of twenty sit outside the school grounds with their mouths taped shut and holding signs showing love and support for trans kids.
Anne Babb in Oklahoma City began a GoFundMe account to help Maddie’s family be moved to safety. They had long wanted to move to Houston where Brandy’s oldest daughter lived and where there would be more medical and social support for Maddie. That fundraiser has seen a thousand people contributing a combined $25,000 to it.
The Grand Rapids Pride Youth Group began a card and letter writing campaign to send support to Maddie.
State and national news outlets began picking up the story, which was a bit overwhelming for the small-town family. Mama Brandy suffers a social anxiety and it’s difficult for her to communicate with people, but she had a child to protect. So, Mama Bear wasn’t having it and began speaking up for her daughter on national news media.
The bullies that gathered to harm Maddie got their own attention.
When Frontier Airlines was contacted about their pilot Kevin Lee Bickerstaff trying to get Maddie physically harmed, they suspended him pending an internal investigation.
Bickerstaff’s wife, a pediatrics nurse at the Oklahoma School for the Deaf took heat too, as someone called in a threat to the school, which forced them to conduct their own closure.
Maddie’s experience over the past several days has made her decide she wants to be an advocate for all trans kids out there. We can expect to see more on this courageous young lady.
This story sees only a chapter closing, but the lives of Maddie and her wonderful family go on, but this time with the knowledge they are not alone in their journey. By October 2018, donations exceeded fifth grand. The family is now far away from the demented little town of Achille, OK.