Parents and students also expressed concern after a Canadian high school said it was illegal to prevent a transgender teacher from wearing massive fake breasts in the classroom.
Kayla Lemieux, a Manufacturing Technology teacher at Oakville Trafalgar High School in Ontario, went viral after videos and photos of her teaching a classroom at the store showed giant, protruding prosthetics directly below navy suit and almost covers her entire torso and abdomen.
The prostheses in question also have very large and prominent nipples, the contours of which are completely visible underneath the teacher’s clothes.
School administrators protect Buxom Trans teachers despite backlash from parents, dropouts
However, the Halton County School Board has defended the buxom teacher despite a backlash from parents and reports of some of her students truanting, according to Toronto Sun.
School board officials said they would not speak about the matter further as it is a “personal matter”.
Kayla Lemieux, Manufacturing Technology teacher at Oakville Trafalgar High School in Ontario pic.twitter.com/YGyCSo7UCA
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The district added that criticizing or interfering with Lemieux’s representation of her gender identity would violate the Ontario Human Rights Code.
“The HDSB recognizes the right of students, staff, parents/guardians and community members to be treated equally without discrimination based on gender identity and gender expression. Gender identity and gender expression are protected premises under the Ontario Human Rights Code,” the council said in a statement.
Lemieux was believed to be a man earlier this year, with school directories listing both names, Stephen Hanna and Kayla Lemieux as technology teachers.
Students split the issue with some supportive transit teachers and others expressing displeasure
Meanwhile, parents and students seem divided on the issue, with some in favor of Lemieux and others expressing displeasure with the situation.
“I’m fine with it,” Owen LaPlante, a senior at the school, told the Sun. “I know some of my friends are a bit annoyed with that, but I think she should be able to express herself the way she wants.”
Apparently in today’s woodworking (aka wacky game) class at Oakville Trafalgar High School in Canada, students will learn how to make chapel hat pins, a specialty of their transgender teacher. Kayla Lemieux …… pic.twitter.com/o9cFoMjnUK
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Second Yuxuan Xie told the outlet that he had “actually haven’t heard anyone talk about it” and added that “we probably don’t care about that”.
“I really haven’t heard anyone talk about it,” he said. “I think, maybe, we don’t care about that.”
Parents Say Prosthetics Go “A Little Too Far”, School Appoints Police Stationed Nearby Amid Fear of Protests
Parents have been a bit more outspoken on the matter, with one mother of a senior at the school, who identifies only as Lei, telling the Sun she has no problem with Lemieux becoming a transgender woman, but said the breast prosthetic was “going a little too far”.
“I think he went a little too far,” Lei said. “I think identifying myself is fine, but I think just wearing it in class… I’m still worried about that.”
As a precaution against widespread protests, the school district set up police stations outside the school after a video of Lemieux in the classroom went viral over the weekend.
However, only one protester, who claimed to be an alumnus, actually appeared while waving the Canadian flag.
The protester, who did not want to be identified, told the Sun that Lemieux’s work at the school “with huge breasts” was a “fundamental mistake”, calling it “gross”.
“I think it is fundamentally wrong for this individual to be able to work at such a facility, with huge breasts. So disgusting.”
The President of the School Board calls Lemieux an “Extremely Effective Teacher” but takes calls from worried parents
School board president Margo Shuttleworth said staff were looking “through the creation of a safety plan” to ensure teachers were safe amid concerns more protesters could turn up in the school district. near future.
Shuttleworth, who admits she has received several calls from concerned parents, added that Lemieux is “an extremely effective teacher”.
“This teacher (who teaches the store) is an extremely effective teacher,” says Shuttleworth. ‘All the kids really enjoy being in class.’
Meanwhile, the district’s next board meeting, scheduled for this Friday, is likely to involve parents and other concerned citizens regarding Lemieux’s breast prostheses.