Transgender teacher in Texas told not to return
POSTED: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 3:00pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 12:39pm
Beaumont, Texas (KBMT) — A transgender substitute teacher says she has been told she should not return to her classes after parents complained about her.
Laura Jane Klug, who was born Kurt Klug, worked as a fifth grade substitute teacher at Lumberton Intermediate School in Lumberton, Texas but was asked not to return after some of the students' parents contacted the school.
Klug says she met with a representative of Lumberton Independent School District's Human Resources and Superintendent John Valastro Tuesday afternoon and was suspended her pending a decision by the school board on whether to continue using her as a substitute teacher.
Klug said that she has substituted at the school without any issues before and she's unsure what instigated the outrage.
"I have always conducted myself in a professional manner and would never discuss my gender identity in school," Klug said.
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