A transvestite in the Canadian province of Ontario became an international sensation last year by rankling parents over his preference for wearing massive fake breasts in the company of their children. He was placed on paid leave in March.
It appears he couldn’t stay away the classroom for long.
Kerry Lemieux, who calls himself Kayla, is kicking off the fall semester at a new school, where he will be able to make a new generation of students feel uncomfortable.
The head of his new school in Hamilton, Ontario, has since issued a warning to parents, not that a controversial male teacher will be confronting their children with his cartoonishly pronounced nipples, but that his presence may trigger disruptions and protests.
What’s the background?
previously reported that Lemieux taught at Oakville Trafalgar High School, where he trotted around an industrial arts class wearing a wig, lipstick, and size-Z fake breasts.
Despite being photographed walking around elsewhere without his costume, Lemieux repeatedly claimed his breasts were real, alleging they were enlarged as the result of a condition that afflicts some real women, “classified as gigantomastia, which can also be referred to as macromastia or breast hypertrophy.”
Parents and students
took issue with Lemieux’s hypersexualized costume, which his neighbor said he wears “extremely infrequently” while outside school.
In late 2022, the school board refused to implement a dress code, suggesting that doing so would be discriminatory,
reported the Toronto Star.
In March, one mother blasted the Halton District School Board at a
board of trustees meeting, stating, “Parents and schools alike teach children about the importance of boundaries and consent. Boundaries define professionalism in the education system and must be upheld for all in order to restore public trust.”
The mother’s view was evidently widely shared, including by Education Minister Stephen Lecce of the Progressive Conservative Party, who similarly blasted the school board, stressing it “abdicated its responsibility by failing to put the interests and safety of students first.”
The district ultimately put Lemieux on paid leave.
Heather Francey, a spokesman for the board, said, “While not currently on an active assignment, the teacher remains employed with the HDSB.”
The school board added that it continued to “support the teacher in partnership with OSSTF (Ontario Secondary School Teacher’s Federation).”
New stomping grounds
After several months of what essentially proved to be a paid vacation, Lemieux is now working for the
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and is set to begin teaching in September.
Tom Fisher, the principal of Nora Frances Henderson Secondary School in Hamilton, recently issued a warning to parents concerning the school’s new teacher,
obtained by the Toronto Sun.
“We are writing to you today because we anticipate the school your child is attending this year, Nora Frances Henderson, may receive some level of public attention, and we want to communicate what this means for you, your children and our school,” wrote Fisher.
Fisher’s cautionary note does not warn parents that the school’s new teacher dresses like a caricature of a woman or that he has been the subject of
various concerns about safety risks to children raised by the parents of past students.
Rather, the memo reportedly stated that the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board has an “obligation to uphold individual rights and treat everyone with dignity and respect,” and “should the school be subject to any disruptions or protests; we are committed to communicating with you as openly and as frequently as possible to ensure student safety – and to share any operational plans.”
Fisher detailed some of the various ways the school would accommodate Lemieux and make life harder for parents and students.
For instance, parents must now “email or call before coming to the school if they wish to visit to speak to an employee.” Anyone seeking to enter or exit the building, including students, must also use an intercom system to do so, and exterior doors will henceforth remain locked during school hours.
These security measures appear to be prompted, in part, by the criticism Lemieux has faced and the
bomb threat his previous school received via email during a week he had been noticeably absent from class — around the same time he lost his wig skydiving with male porn star Alexandre Boisvert.
Concerning the memo, the school board told the Sun, “In an attempt to be transparent with our community, HWDSB communicated about steps we are taking to facilitate a smooth return to school for students and the broader community. … We recently communicated to some parents to inform them of the possibility their child’s school may receive heightened public interest.”
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