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This lesbian elementary teacher was put on leave for discussing her sexuality with pupils

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A lesbian elementary school teacher in Texas has been suspended for ‘discussing her sexuality with pupils’..

According to the Dallas News, art teacher Stacy Bailey, who was named 2016 Charlotte Anderson Elementary Teacher of the Year was placed on paid leave on 8 September.

The Mansfield Independent School District shockingly placed the primary teacher on leave due to a complaint by a parent.

Lesbian elementary teacher ‘did not follow age-appropriate dialogue rules’

They alleged Bailey had conversations with students about her sexual identity and showed them slides of her and her wife.

The school said she failed to follow directives about ‘age-appropriate’ dialogue

In a statement released on Tuesday (27 March),  the school said Bailey, 31, thought it was ‘age appropriate for her to have ongoing discussions with elementary-aged students about her own sexual orientation.’

The district contended also said ‘parents have the right to control the conversation with their children, especially as it relates to religion, politics, sex/sexual orientation.’

School says parents ‘have right to control conversation with their children’

Her attorney gave a statement to the Dallas Evening News.

‘For Stacy, this entire ordeal began when she spoke with the students about her family which included her wife.

‘The District appears to speak for Stacy when it states that she ‘insists it is her right and that it is age appropriate’ to discuss matters including on-going discussions about her own sexuality.

‘This is absolutely false.’

Bailey’s attorney said she ‘never received directives to change her behavior’.

Furthermore, the Evening News obtained a text message supposedly sent by Charlotte Anderson principal Sheira Petty.

It informed a member of staff identified as Donna that she had forwarded an email to her from an unidentified parent.

The text was first forwarded to MISD Superintendent Jim Vaszauskas and the school board.

Petty’s text did not identify the parent or give details of the email’s contents.

GSN has reached out to the School for further comment.

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