Friday, March 17, 2023

Parent of transgender student in Enoch Burke row expresses safety concern for their family

Wilson's Hospital School

A parent of the transgender student who Enoch Burke refused to call by a new name has said they were never told by Wilson’s Hospital School that their child was the one referred to in legal proceedings against the fired teacher.

In an email to the school’s principal in January, the parent said they only learned “the child in question is my child” after reading a court judgment which outlined what year the unidentified student was in. 

The parent of this child had never asked to be called by the ‘they’ pronoun, the email to the school states.