Elizabeth Vaillencourt complained to Salk Elementary School officials about the teacher crossing off the word “men” on the Declaration, and replacing it with “humans.”

“I was hurt. I was mortified. I was disturbed at the fact that somebody is changing historical documents and nobody has the right to change our historical documents,” Vaillencourt told KGUN. “You teach how it’s written. You don’t get to rewrite it and teach what you believe.”