A Florida high school art teacher has been fired for violating a state-approved curriculum after telling students she is pansexual and asking them to draw a gay pride flag.
- Casey Scott was released from Trafalgar Middle School in Cape Coral, Florida, following an art class
- He said he lost his job because his students asked him about his sexuality, and he replied that he was pansexual
- Students were drawing flags to represent themselves, and some were drawing gay and transgender flags
- The school board said Scott was released because he had strayed from the curriculum
A Florida middle school teacher has been released after a discussion with students, in which she revealed that she was “pansexual”.
Casey Scott encouraged his art students to express themselves through flags, with some drawing a rainbow of gay pride and others choosing light blue, pink, and white stripes of the transgender flag.
Scott said he was released from Cape Coral’s Trafalgar Middle School, 100 miles south of Tampa, for further discussion.
The school, however, says it was because it was a departure from the curriculum.
The shooting occurred during a heated debate in Florida after Governor Ron DeSantis signed a March 28 ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, which bans discussion of sexuality or gender identity in LH3 classrooms. After the third grade, according to the law, the interviews “must be age-appropriate.”
Joe Biden called the bill “hateful” and said activists were harming the mental health of young people.
Scott said he lost his job due to a debate over sexuality, even though the law doesn’t go into effect until July 1.
“There was a discussion in class and that’s why I was fired,” Scott stressed.
Casey Scott told NBC2 News that she was fired from her teaching job because she talked about her sexuality in class.
Scott is pictured with her husband Nick Scott on their wedding day in January 2021
She told NBC2 News that her students had asked about her, and Scott – who married her husband Nick in January 2021 – described her as a pansexual.
“I like anyone who is male, female, non-binary, non-transgender,” Scott said.
Following the class, he hung pictures drawn by students on the door of his classroom, but said he was told by school principals to remove them.
“They said it would be good to get rid of it now,” he said.
“I went to the recycling bin. I took all their flags and all the kids were staring at me.
“And I smashed their flags in front of me,” he explained.
Scott showed a photo of the wrinkled designs in the recycling bin in his classroom
He said the flags were a way for his students to express themselves
They were sent home and then received a call from the school administrators informing them that the contract was being released.
The Lee School District said it had received complaints from parents who were concerned about the interview and the artwork.
Scott’s father, Billy Waddell, said they were taking legal advice and accused the school board of lying about the reasons for his dismissal.
‘My daughter, Mrs. Casey Scott, has never had an OPEN discussion with students about sexual orientation!’ he wrote on Facebook.
“One student asked him a question and he answered it without thinking about how his administration could use it against him.
“Did he ever deliberately tell them his orientation to make them feel nothing? He just answered one question. “
He added: “Student artwork was only allowed for SideArt to complete its Florida curriculum assignment!
“So again, the Lee County School Board is a FALSE LIE !!!”
He said the school was displaying placards claiming that everyone at the school was “open, accepted and safe”.
“This is a DOUBLE STANDARD,” he said.
A Florida high school teacher has been fired for allegedly knowing the “pansexual situation” with students
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