Oakville High School Receives Third Violence Threat Over Teacher’s Dress


By Gene Pereira

Published on November 21, 2022 at 5:27 p.m.

Another online threat was issued over the weekend against an Oakville Trafalgar high school over a teacher’s attire.

An Oakville high school – at the center of a controversy over what a teacher wears – was again threatened over the weekend.

The latest threat was confirmed in a letter sent to students, their parents and school staff by the principal of Oakville Trafalgar High School, Meredith Cammisuli, who explained that another “threat of violence “had been brought to their attention.

“We want to assure you that the school is monitored around the clock to help keep students and staff safe,” says the letter about the online threats they continue to receive. “The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) conducted a thorough search of the school in accordance with bomb threat protocol. Police have given the go-ahead, confirming the school is safe at this time. »

This is the third such threat received at the school in a week over provocative clothing worn by a school teacher and the Halton District School Board’s decision to do nothing about it.

Last Wednesday, the school was placed under lock and key after a bomb threat. Oakville Trafalgar was eventually deemed safe by police and reopened the following day.

The email containing the threat was shared with multiple media outlets by Halton Police and contained a violent message regarding the Oakville Trafalgar dress code and death threats to two Halton District School Board staff and the community of Oakville.

The school received another e-mail threat a day later, leading Halton Police to once again carry out another search of the building, which they would soon clean up.

“The Halton District School Board (HDSB) and Halton Police continue to work together to investigate these threats and keep our schools safe, supportive and inclusive spaces to learn and work,” reads the letter sent to the community. school. “Our students and staff, and all of us, have the right to learn and work in a safe environment without fear.”

Kayla Lemieux, a transgender teacher at Oakville Trafalgar High School, has sparked debate and protests outside of school over her oversized prosthetic breasts and revealing tight tops.

The council voted in September to consider putting in place a dress code to tone down the teacher’s revealing outfits, but has since backed down saying there was nothing they could do about it.

“It is important to recognize the impact that dress code policies can have on members of the transgender community,” said a recent board report that recommended against adopting a dress code. “In particular, it is important that employers make arrangements to ensure that these employees are able to express themselves in accordance with their lived gender.”

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