(Todd Starnes) – A Florida school district is facing a federal lawsuit over accusations they held secret meetings with a 12-year-old girl about her gender identity. The child’s parents were notified months later when the girl attempted to commit suicide.

“It was a nightmare for us,” the girl’s father told Action News Jax’s Robert Grant. He said the guidance counselor told him his daughter didn’t want to talk about it because of her parent’s Catholic faith.

“I took offense because that had nothing to do with it. I mean I don’t even know if she understands our faith. That demonstrated she was ignorant about it. Our faith is one of unconditional love for our children.”

Watch the report below.