Bomb threat was made at Oakville school because of transgender teacher


Published November 16, 2022 at 12:57 pm

The teacher at the centre of controversy at an Oakville high school.

A bomb threat directed at an Oakville high school this morning  (Nov. 15) was reportedly made because a transgender teacher has been allowed to continue working in the classroom.

The threat, which has since been cleared by police, was also made against the staff of the Halton District School Board and the entire town of Oakville, according to reports.

“We will destroy the entire city,” the letter threatens, with the sender suggesting they are trying to protect school children.

The threatening letter, which was obtained by some media outlets, said bombs had been placed throughout Oakville Trafalgar High School and demands that the teacher be fired. The letter also threatens board staff for allowing the teacher to continue on the job.

Halton Regional Police indicate the school has been checked thoroughly and that it is safe for return. The school was initially shut down and students were told to return home earlier today when the bomb threat was found.

The school has been at the centre of attention internationally because of the attire worn by a transgender teacher at the school. The teacher has been photographed wearing large prosthetic breasts with prominent nipples and tight tops.

Last week, responding to complaints, the school board said a dress code for teaching staff would not be enforced because of legal and human rights issues.

A statement issued by the school said the threatening letter was received before classes started today and that such a threat is being taken seriously.

“Please be assured that we, in partnership with Halton police, take all threats of this nature very seriously and assist police in their investigations,” the statement from the school reads.

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