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Father speaks out after son was 'bullied' by Utah substitute teacher for having 2 dads

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FILE - This July 31, 2015 file photo shows professional dancer Louis Van Amstel, a former cast member on "Dancing with the Stars," at the 2015 Special Olympics Celebrity Dance Challenge in Beverly Hills, Calif. Amstel's fifth-grade son was berated by a substitute teacher after he said he was thankful that he’s finally going to be adopted by his two dads. The boy’s classmates say the teacher said, “that’s nothing to be thankful for” and lectured the 30 kids in the class about her views on homosexuality. The substitute was escorted from the building. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)

A former professional choreographer on "Dancing With The Stars" took to social media after his son was bullied by a substitute teacher in Utah for having two fathers.

Louis van Amstel and his husband, Joshua Lancaster, are in the process of adopting an 11-year-old boy.

Van Amstel, who competed on 10 seasons of DTWS, said “our child was bullied.”

He continued: "She also tried to blame our son and told him that it was his fault that she went off. It's absolutely ridiculous and horrible what she did. We were livid. It's 2019 and this is a public school."

A substitute teacher asked fifth-grade students at Deerfield Elementary School in Cedar Hills, Utah to share what they are thankful for on Nov. 21.

The 11-year-old boy said he was thankful to be adopted by his two dads.

Students said after the boy spoke, the substitute teacher lectured the 30 children on her view that homosexuality is wrong.

Three girls left the classroom to get the principal. The teacher was escorted out a short time later.

"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. She was ultimately escorted from the building and, as this unfolded, she continued to argue her point," he wrote.

"I'm truly disgusted that the bully in this situation is a teacher in a public school.#equalrights #allfamilies #allfamiliesmatter," he added.

The teacher was fired after an investigation into her comments was completed, according to the Associated Press.

Van Amstel said he and Lancaster found out about the incident when the school administration contacted him. He credited the school for how they handled it.

The boy is in the process of joining the family after being in foster care for years and experiencing two failed adoptions, according to CNN.