A UK school student who disputed his teacher’s claim that there are more than two genders has been banned from returning to the school.
The 17 year old was disciplined by his teacher after he stated that there are only two genders.
The student was removed from the class and subsequently reprimand by the teacher, which he filmed.
The Standard reports that:
The video begins with the teacher explaining to the boy that there is more than one gender - an opinion “acceptable” to the school.
He goes on to say: "Unlike yours where you say there's no such thing other than male or female - that's not inclusive."
He also says to the teenager: "You're entitled to your opinion", to which the boy responds: "If I am, then why did you kick me out of class? It's not very inclusive."
The teacher replies: "No, I'm sorry, what you were saying is not very inclusive. This is an inclusive school."
Arguing his point the student later says: "I think it's silly to have other than two genders" and that it's “unscientific”.
He continues: "I'm simply saying there are two genders, male or female.
"Anything else is a personal identification."
The teacher later asks: "Could you please keep that opinion to your own house? Not in this school."
The video has been uploaded to YouTube and has been viewed more than a 100,000 times.
An Aberdeenshire council spokesperson claimed the student was not banned from the school.
“The young man in question has not been permanently excluded from Mearns Academy, but rather at the age of 17, has reached the end of his time in compulsory education," they said.