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A student in Ontario was arrested and charged with trespassing Monday for trying to attend his Catholic high school.
Josh Alexander, 16, has not been permitted to attend St. Joseph’s Catholic High School in Renfrew, Ontario since last November when he staged a single-sex bathroom protest. He had also expressed the belief that God created only two sexes, male and female, during a classroom discussion.
This led to the Grade 11 student being officially “excluded” for the rest of the school year because his presence was deemed “detrimental to the physical and mental well-being” of transgender students. However, Alexander decided to attend school Monday because he feels the exclusion is unlawful.
“I have just been arrested and charged at my Catholic highschool for attending class after being excluded for indicating my intent to adhere to my religious beliefs,” tweeted Alexander.
According to Liberty Coalition Canada, Alexander was arrested, charged with trespassing, and then released.
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