3.9k Share this

A Florida middle school teacher claims she was fired because she had a discussion with students about her sexuality, whom she says then asked to draw flag pictures expressing their own sexualities.

Casey Scott, a first-year art instructor at Cape Coral Middle School, told WBBH-TV that school administrators ordered her to throw out the drawings and fired her after learning she explained to students that she is pansexual.

“A discussion happened in class and because of that, now I’m fired,” Scott said.

The Lee County School District disputes her story, saying she was fired for not following the mandated curriculum, WBBH reports.

According to Scott, who is married to a man, the discussion concerned how she identifies as pansexual. To be pansexual means a person is not limited in sexual preference with regard to biological sex, gender, or gender identity.

“I like anyone despite male, female, non-binary, transgender,” Scott told WBBH.

She says that some of her middle school kids identify as non-binary, bisexual, and gay, and that they wanted to create art expressing their own sexualities.

Scott hung their artwork on the classroom door, and according to her, that’s when school administrators contacted her.

“They said it would be in the best interest if I got rid of them now,” she said.

She provided WBBH with pictures of the flags, which were placed in a recycling bin.

“I went over to the recycling bin. I grabbed all their flags and all the kids were staring at me. And I crumbled their flags in front of them,” she recounted.

She said the school sent her home and then called her later that day to inform her she would be released from her contract.

According to the Lee School District, parents had registered complaints about the conversation and the artwork. The district said that students confirmed the discussion took place and that some were confused by what it meant to be pansexual, WBBH reports.

A representative with the Teachers Union of Lee County said that Scott was not a member and could legally be fired without cause.

The firing happened just days before Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a law that prohibits discussions on sexual orientation or gender identity from taking place in K-3 classrooms, and restricts such topics to what is “age appropriate” or “developmentally appropriate” in higher grades, as determined by state standards.

Critics derided the legislation as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, arguing it imposes vague restrictions on what teachers are allowed to talk about in the classroom and would have a chilling effect on speech.

Supporters countered that Florida’s “Parental Rights in Education” bill prevents young children from being exposed to sexual content that is inappropriate for them in school.

Source: TheBlaze

3.9k Share this
You May Also Like

Russian cruise missile hits Ukrainian chemical plant just yards away from striking fertiliser tanks

Russian cruise missile that hit Ukrainian chemical plant was just yards away…

Leaked pictures show Boris Johnson raising a glass after adviser’s last day

Downing Street scrambled to defend Boris Johnson last night after pictures emerged…

Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Protested to Remove Armed Security from Schools

On Tuesday, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr delivered an emotional attack…

*** Election Night Livewire *** GA, AL, TX, AR, MN Vote in Primaries

Voters in Georgia, Alabama, Texas, and Arkansas are selecting their GOP and…

TikToker tries on grandmother’s honeymoon outfits which have been packed in a suitcase since 1952

A 27-year-old woman who discovered a suitcase filled with outfits her grandmother…

Supermodel Kate Moss DENIES Amber Heard’s rumor that Johnny Depp pushed her down stairs

BREAKING NEWS: ‘Johnny did NOT push me down the stairs’: Supermodel Kate…

Brian Kemp Wins Georgia Governor’s Primary, Defeating David Perdue

Gov. Brian Kemp won Georgia’s Republican gubernatorial primary Tuesday night, easily defeating…

Boris braces for Partygate report in DAYS ‘including photos of No10 bashes’

Boris Johnson is bracing for the Partygate report within days amid claims…