A teacher in Florida says she was fired after discussing her pansexual orientation with middle schoolers who then drew pictures depicting their own sexual preferences.
Casey Scott, a former instructor at Trafalgar Middle School, said she was fired for the March lesson, according to a report.
"A discussion happened in class, and because of that, now I'm fired," she said.
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Scott told the students she identifies as pansexual, which means her attraction to others is not limited with respect to gender, sex, or sexual orientation, the report noted.
After the lesson, Scott said students created flags they said represented their gender identities and sexual orientations. The flags symbolized identities such as gay, transgender, and nonbinary, the report noted.
After her students made the flags, Scott posted them to the classroom door, according to the report, though administrators were quick to tell her to take the creations down, she said.
"They said it would be in the best interest if I got rid of them now," Scott said.
The flags were removed and thrown away, but parents were angered and informed Lee County School District officials of their dissatisfaction, the report noted.
Some of the middle schoolers understood what was being discussed, but others were confused, district officials said.
Scott was not a member of the teachers union at the time and was working on a probationary basis. She was fired for not abiding by the district curriculum, officials said.
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Days after Scott's firing, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation banning the instruction of topics related to gender identity and sexual orientation for students in third grade and below.