The middle school art teacher in Florida was reportedly fired for addressing sexually-oriented topics with her learners, an act expressly limited in a bill passed by the Florida legislature last 30 days.
The particular Trafalgar Middle School instructor, Casey Scott, said interested students engaged her in the discussion about her pansexuality, which led to students requesting to draw flags associated with their own sexuality.
“ A discussion happened in class and because of that, now I’m fired, ” Scott told NBC-2 .
Scott told NBC-2 the discussion involved “ student sexuality, ” and students drew red flags representing non-binary, bisexual and gay sexual identities.
Scott, who’s wedded to a man, says she told students she identifies as “ pansexual. ”
The instructor says at this point students requested to draw flags as a symbol of their own sexuality, which she then hung on her class room door.
After being informed of the session, administrators at the school had Scott discard the drawings.
“ They said it would be in the best interest if I got rid of them right now, ” Scott says she was told.
Scott described she “ went over to the recycling where possible bin. I grabbed all their flags and all the children were staring at me. And I crumbled their flags in front of them. ”
She also had taken photos of the drawings in a trash bin.
Pursuing the incident, Scott says the lady received a phone call through the district saying her contract was being terminated.
NBC-2 reports Lee County College District officials moved to open fire Scott “ for not pursuing the mandated curriculum. ”
Scott pointed in order to social media posts showing learners were upset over her firing, while NBC-2 says they received several complaints from parents upset over the teacher’s actions.
The incident happened last month just days prior to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) signed the Parental Rights within Education bill which attempts to notify parents if there are modifications in school curriculums, as well as limits sex discussions to age-appropriate settings.
The teachers union representative told NBC-2 the firing has been legal and could represent the “ wake-up call” intended for other educators who attempt to broach the issue.
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