A pupil claims he was thrown out of class after a teacher reprimanded him for claiming there were only ‘two genders’.
The 17-year-old secretly filmed his teacher on a smartphone telling him off and then posted the clip online.
It was shared internationally, sparking a debate about free speech and transgender rights – with one YouTube video shared more than 9,000 times.
A leading teaching union defended the 56-year-old teacher and suggested the child had been ‘looking for trouble’.
Aberdeenshire Council said the video did not show the full context of the incident, and insisted the school’s aim was to ‘support a fairer, inclusive environment for all’.
The three-minute video shows the teacher explaining to the child why he was asked to leave the class at an Aberdeen-shire secondary school, after the teenager had claimed there were only two genders.