Student Expelled From School for Saying There Are Two Genders

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by Rodney Pelletier  •  •  July 9, 2019   

Teacher says school policy is not always 'scientific'

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ABERDEENSHIRE, Scotland ( - A student is being expelled after confronting his teacher over a comment made in class that there are more than two genders.

In June, a 17-year-old high school senior, only identified by the name "Murray," uploaded a video of an interaction he had with a teacher after being kicked out of class for saying there are only two genders.

The video shows the teacher telling Murray to keep his so-called opinion to himself, claiming it's national school policy to say there are more than two genders.

Murray responds, "It's not scientific whatsoever," and the teacher responds, "Not every policy is scientific."

He uploaded the video to the website Reddit, where it went viral, being seen well over 100,000 times, especially after it was retweeted by conservative commentator Paul Joseph Watson.

School authorities reacted quickly, claiming it was against school policy to record video and suspending him for a week. They also warned him he'd be expelled if he spoke to the press. The student noted, however, in a July 1 interview the video spoke for itself and there was no need to speak to the press.

He maintains that school authorities were hoping attention to the video would die down, but at the end of the first week of suspension, school authorities went to his home to inform him the suspension would be extended for a total of three weeks.

They maintained "higher-ups" in the education department made the decision.

Murray notes to his interviewer that he was working hard to complete his schoolwork during the three-week suspension and was looking forward to graduating and going to college.

But after three weeks, school authorities informed him he could not return to school and would not be allowed to graduate.

Murray maintains school authorities wanted to expel him from the beginning but they wanted to wait until attention died down so that he couldn't go to the press to declare he'd been expelled.

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