The neighbor of the transgender Canadian shop teacher who triggered protests and bomb threats for wearing giant prosthetic breasts while teaching, said the high school teacher dresses like a man outside of the classroom.
Kayla Lemieux, formerly Kerry, went viral in September when students took photos and videos of the their shop teacher cutting a wooden board with a table saw, while wearing clownishly large fake breasts.
“The kids here most definitely don’t think it’s normal … but realistically we can’t say anything,” one anonymous student tweeted, according to the Toronto Sun.
Lemieux made international headlines for scandalizing the parents and students in an Ontario school district for wearing a prosthetic chest plate with Z-cup breasts capped with enormous erect nipples that sagged to the waistline.
Amid teenagers skipping Lemieux’s class over her appearance and parents calling in to complain, Oakville Trafalgar High School opted to protect the industrial arts teacher’s “gender rights.”
Students were “threatened with suspension” for taking photos or videos of the teacher’s scandalously large chest plate on campus.
The school district also opted to make sure she is protected by a personal escort while on school grounds.
After months of protests and backlash, Lemieux’s neighbor said that the shop teacher regularly dresses as a man while living day to day life outside of the classroom.
“He wears prosthetic breasts extremely infrequently,” the anonymous neighbor told the New York Post.
“He puts the breasts on to teach, occasionally when he goes for a walk or when the cops visit.”
He said that Lemieux didn’t put on the outlandish look until May of last year, and seemingly paraded around public areas for attention.
“I was driving past. You can see the breasts from so far away when you’re driving,” the neighbor explained.
“He put the whole outfit on and just walked up and down Guelph Line — no bags, just walking,” he said of the behavior. “Everyone slows down because you can’t believe what they’re seeing.”
The backlash over Lemieux’s “obscene” prosthetic chest plate devolved into heated parent protests and even death threats.
The outrage was so bad that the school district is developing a dress code for teachers.
In a unanimous decision, Trustees on the Halton District School Board voted for the creation of policy that will force “appropriate and professional standards of dress and decorum in the classroom.”
The motion was passed on Jan. 3, and the Director of education will have until the beginning of March to come up with the new educator dress code.
In the interim, the NY Post obtained photos of Lemieux out and about while dressed as a man in a grey t-shirt, puffer vest, sweatpants and training shoes.
The pictures were taken this week, when the shop instructor reportedly left school in a blond wig, glasses, and fake boobs sagging, then changed into men’s activewear at home a half hour later and went out for the afternoon.
A parent from the school said she was “shocked” that Lemieux would appear in public as a male.
“The school has been adamant in telling parents this is a transitioning teacher who needs to express themselves as a woman,” said mom Celina Close.
The parent noted that at school, the teacher’s appearance is “unprofessional, offensive and has caused chaos” on campus.
The school has been targeted by multiple bomb and gun violence threats since the teacher began dressing like woman last year.
Campus has been monitored 24/7 since a Dec. 15 bomb threat, with a visible police presence outside of Oakville high in recent months.
The school believes that the threats “lack credibility and are more rooted in hateful mischief than high-level risk.”
“As our school continues to receive anonymous threats online – we understand this is very unsettling to hear and we appreciate the concerns you have,” they told parents.
Close is furious about the threats of violence that her child and other students are regularly subjected to while being educated.
“For some of the kids, because there have been so many bomb threats it has just become part of their day, which is terrifying in itself,” she remarked.
“During the class day the teachers do bomb searches in the classroom, looking under the desk and opening up staplers.”
The latest threat came on Wednesday, when an online harasser said there were “several” bombs placed around the building.
The malicious warnings have become so common place that the school didn’t even bother to cancel classes.
Close was incensed to find out that the teacher who sparked that chaos isn’t dressing like a woman full time.
“I have an issue with Lemieux choosing to dress as a male because how he appears at school has become very disruptive to the school,” Close argued.
“Why does Lemieux choose to appear like he does at school when he dresses as a man in his personal time?”