Kayla Lemieux, a Canadian high school teacher, has sparked outrage after photos of her wearing large breast prosthetics while teaching students surfaced.
Kayla Lemieux, a Manufacturing Technology teacher at Oakville Trafalgar High School in Ontario, has been photographed online taking classes while wearing the massive prosthetics, which stretch her clothes and make her stand out.
Despite the widespread criticism and reports of students skipping class, the Halton District School Board defended the teacher and stated that it would no longer respond to questions about the incident because it was a ‘personal matter.’
The district also claimed that interfering with or criticizing the teacher would violate the Human Rights Code of Ontario.
Ms. Lemieux, who began transitioning from male to female a year ago, has gone viral online after students allegedly took photos and videos of her without her knowledge.
‘The HDSB recognizes the rights of students, staff, parents/guardians, and community members to equitable treatment without discrimination based upon gender identity and gender expression. Gender identity and gender expression are protected grounds under the Ontario Human Rights Code,’ the board said in a statement.
Meanwhile, parents and students at the high school appeared split on the issue.