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School board could implement dress code to force trans teacher to ditch prosthetic breasts

The Halton District School Board suggested that it would be a violation of the Ontario Human Rights Code to criticize or prevent Oakville Trafalgar High School shop teacher Kayla Lemieux (above) from wearing huge breast prostheses

The trans high school teacher in Canada who flaunts oversized prosthetic breasts will have to tone down her revealing wardrobe if school board members have their way.

Kayla Lemieux, a technology teacher at Oakville Trafalgar High School in an upscale residential neighborhood about 25 miles west of Toronto, drew worldwide attention after photos and videos surfaced on social media showing her dazzling fake breasts.

Under pressure from angry parents, the Halton District School Board (HDSB) released a statement to explain that their hands are tied due to the province’s Human Rights Code.

And the students seem to be behind the movement. Several joined a small protest outside the school on Friday, with one declaring: ‘This is a school, not a circus. We just want to learn.

A motion was made at a school board meeting Wednesday to consider modifying the dress code, which could mean Lemieux may have to ditch fabric-stretching prosthetic breasts, which are sold online for up to $1,000.

Transgender teacher Kayla Lemieux went viral when she was photographed wearing huge prosthetic breasts in the middle of a workshop class.

Transgender teacher Kayla Lemieux went viral when she was photographed wearing huge prosthetic breasts in the middle of a workshop class.

DailyMail.com may reveal that school board members voted to consider implementing a dress code on Wednesday

DailyMail.com may reveal that school board members voted to consider implementing a dress code on Wednesday

At an HDSB meeting on Wednesday, Trustee Tracey Ehl Harrison made a motion that “the director be requested to return to the board, by November 2022, a report addressing the various considerations regarding the dress code.”

“HDSB recognizes the rights of students, staff, parents/guardians, and community members to equal treatment without discrimination based on gender identity and gender expression,” the board said in a statement. ‘Gender identity and gender expression are protected grounds under the Ontario Human Rights Code.’

Minutes before the final bell on Friday, a small group of protesters appeared at the end of the school’s driveway, shouting at school officials to ‘protect our children.’

Across the street, several people held signs that read, “Inclusion is no excuse for depravity.” One person held up a banner that read: ‘Teacher’s personal propaganda has no place in the classroom.’

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Most of the students who walked out of the numerous school outings left to start their weekends, but a group of mostly upperclassmen joined the protest.

Police officers, facing a crowd that swelled to nearly 100, escorted the vehicles out of the school parking lot.

“Thank you for speaking up for us,” one student yelled before being handed a megaphone. This is a school, not a circus! We just want to learn!’

Another student told protesters that he doesn’t go to school to ‘distract himself’.

“It’s crazy that no one is doing anything.”

The students who joined the fight said they are bound by a dress code that prohibits visible nipples or genitalia, so they wonder why the same rules don’t apply to Lemieux.

One of the protest organizers criticized the human rights code for protecting “a man who disguises himself as a woman and has fake Z-size fetish breasts.”

‘What are we doing to our children to allow this?’ he asked the crowd.

Protesters from a faith-based group called Action 4 Canada called for the resignation of the principal and school board members for failing to protect students.

Lemieux was allegedly taken from the school and taken to the entrance of an adjacent YMCA child care center, where she was removed from the scene.

The protesters have vowed to keep fighting and are planning more demonstrations.

At an HDSB meeting on Wednesday, Trustee Tracey Ehl Harrison made a motion that “the director be requested to return to the board, by November 2022, a report addressing the various considerations regarding the dress code.”

Lemieux was photographed and recorded by students wearing large prosthetics in class.  The images have gone viral and many criticize the teacher's outfit.

Lemieux was photographed and recorded by students wearing large prosthetics in class.  The images have gone viral and many criticize the teacher's outfit.

Lemieux was photographed and recorded by students wearing large prosthetics in class. The images have gone viral and many criticize the teacher’s outfit.

The prostheses were so large that they stretched her clothing and protruded prominently (right)

The prostheses were so large that they stretched her clothing and protruded prominently (right)

The motion was approved unanimously.

Without naming Lemieux, Harrison spoke about the messages he has received about the teacher’s appearance.

“Some of them have been quite unsavory from groups from far beyond Canada’s borders, described as hate groups,” he said. “So it’s been an interesting time to say the least.”

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If a dress code is enforced, Lemieux may have to ditch the breasts.

HDSB Education Director Curtis Ennis reiterated at the meeting that the board is obligated to protect Lemieux.

“As you know, a school in the Halton District School Board has received significant attention online in the news over the last few days,” he read in a prepared statement.

“Guided by our commitment in the multi-year strategic plan and our commitment to the human rights equity action accountability plan, The Way Forward, the Halton District School Board has set out to manage this care in a way that is stay true to our values, respect the privacy and dignity of our students and staff, and with the safety and well-being of students and staff as our top priority.’

‘As a staff we are guided by numerous laws and also fundamentally by the privacy and confidentiality of each of our 10,000 employees. While I understand the public’s desire for information, we will not and cannot publicly discuss any matter that directly or indirectly identifies our staff. I trust that the public will understand the parameters that guide us.’

Lemieux is protected at the school by a private security company and officers from the Halton Regional Police Service.

On Friday, a police van drove through the school’s parking lot while another sat in the driveway of the property.

Students said the heavy police presence is more interesting than Lemieux’s heavy prosthetics.

“It’s kind of crazy that we’re almost on lockdown just because of the haters,” complained Mark, an 11th grader, who said school officials “haven’t really talked about what’s going on, except to tell us to let the schools know.” suspicious people in the gardens.’

One of his classmates, who did not give his name, said that Lemieux had been teaching for almost two weeks without a problem. “People talked about it, but it wasn’t really a big deal.”

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Lemieux, like the school board that employs her, is keeping quiet about the controversy. She did not respond to an interview request.

A lone protester waving a Canadian flag (above) showed up at the school on Monday

A lone protester waving a Canadian flag (above) showed up at the school on Monday

Police were stationed at Oakville Trafalgar High School on Thursday.

Police were stationed at Oakville Trafalgar High School on Thursday.

Although the school’s online teacher directory, which it removed from public view last week, listed the teacher as “Kayla Lemieux,” she remains identified as Kerry Luc Lemieux in the records of the Ontario Teachers College, which certifies to all the teachers of the province.

Lemieux earned a teaching diploma from Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology in 2002 and an education diploma from Queen’s University in 2006. As all teachers should do, he successfully completed a Sexual Abuse Prevention Program.

Before working at Oakville Trafalgar High School, Lemieux was a technology teacher at Ancaster High School, about 31 miles to the west. According to public disclosure records, he earned a whopping $100,206.46 CAD (US$73,627) in 2020.

Parents and high school students seemed divided on the issue.

Owen LaPlante, a 12th grader at the school, told the Toronto Sun that while some people support Lemieux, others aren’t comfortable with the situation.

“I’m fine with that,” he said. “I know some of my friends are a little uncomfortable with that, but I think she should be able to express herself however she wants.”

Yuxuan Xie, a 10th grader, told the Sun that most of the children at school seem to have ignored the incident.

“I don’t really hear anyone talk about it,” he said. ‘I think maybe we don’t care about that.’

A woman who identified herself as Lei, the mother of a senior at the school, told the Sun that while she was okay with Lemieux coming out as transgender, she said wearing such large prosthetics was too much.

“I think he’s going a little too far,” Lei said. “I think identifying yourself is fine, but I think just wearing that in the classroom… I’m still worried about that.”

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