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Texas school suspends transgender substitute teacher after parents complain

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
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LUMBERTON, Texas — A transgender substitute teacher said she has been told not return to her classes at a Texas elementary school after parents complained about her.

Laura Jane Klug says she has substituted at Lumberton Intermediate School previously and without any issues, and is unclear what has instigated the outrage, reports KBMT-TV.

She says she was suspended Tuesday pending a decision by the school board on whether to continue using her as a substitute teacher.

Roger Beard, whose son was in the fifth grade class Klug was subbing, said he is concerned that a transgender teacher poses a distraction to ten and eleven year old children.

Klug says she has always conducted herself in a professional manner and “would never discuss my gender identity in school.”

The school board meets Thursday.

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