A Florida teacher claims she was fired for discussing her pansexual status with middle school students whom she then asked to draw pictures representing their own sexual orientations.
Scott, a first-year art teacher at Trafalgar Middle School, in the Lee County district, said her students were curious about her sexual orientation, so she decided to indulge them.
Pansexual refers to someone who is attracted to all categories of people regardless of their sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Scott claims some students asked her if they could create art expressing their sexuality.
“A discussion happened in class and because of that, now I’m fired,” Casey Scott told NBC2.
According to Scott, she asked students at Trafalgar Middle School to draw flags reflecting their sexuality and gender identities. The students came up with a wide range of answers, from transgender and non-binary to gay and bi.
The teacher hung the pictures and LGBTQ+ flags on her classroom door and that’s when school personnel contacted her. “They said it would be in the best interest if I got rid of them now,” she said.
She snapped pictures showing how she got rid of them by placing them in a recycle 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 explained.
Scott, who was working on a probationary basis and not part of the teachers union, was eventually told not to return to campus and that her contract was being terminated.
This happened days before Governor DeSantis signed a bill protecting children against groomers.
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