Parents of Catholic student who spoke out against gender neutral bathrooms in Ontario school put on leave from teaching positions

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The parents of an Ontario high school student currently barred from education for his views on gender have both been put on leave from their teaching positions and placed under investigation in what appears to be a case of guilt by association.

Josh Alexander, 17, has been suspended and “excluded” from St Joseph’s High School in the Renfrew County Catholic District School Board (RCCDSB) since November, after he staged a protest defending the right of female students to single-sex spaces. He also expressed his sincerely held religious belief that there are only two sexes during a classroom debate. Josh believes his parents are now “under attack” simply for having raised him.

In an interview with The Post Millennial, Josh explained that two weeks ago his father, Matt Alexander, who teaches grades 7 and 8, received notice that he had been put on leave and placed under investigation by the Renfrew County District School Board (RCDSB). No specific reason was given for the decision.

Then last Friday, Josh’s mother, Nicole Alexander, a kindergarten teacher with the RCDSB, was also put on leave and informed that she too is under investigation following a recent incident involving a Pride flag at her school.

Josh told The Post Millennial that an unknown person had put a Pride flag on the door of his mother’s kindergarten classroom, without her permission. Nicole removed it and then went about her day teaching, only to be called into a meeting with the superintendent.

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