A 12-year-old boy in southern England returned to school as a girl after summer holidays. The boy, who has now had his name changed to a girl's, arrived at school in a dress.Teachers had to call an emergency assembly to explain the massive change to confused pupils and tell them they must
|German Kim Petras became the world's youngest transsexual at 16 earlier this year, changing her name from Tim.|
"We are committed to ensuring the best for our child. We are working with other agencies to ensure our child's welfare is protected," his mother told The Sun.
But other parents reacted angrily and said the head teacher should have warned them before the school's announcement to their children.
"They behaved appallingly by throwing this hand grenade into the room and then leaving the inevitable questions about it for unprepared parents,' one mother said.
"Maybe we could have explained sexual politics and encouraged our kids to be more sensitive if we''d had a chance to be involved."
Another parent of a girl child said: "She told me the pupil is already a target for bullying.
"And what has really upset the parents is that the school didn''t see fit to send us a letter first so we could explain it to our children in our own way."
The transgender boy's mother said that all things possible is being done for the welfare of the kid.
She said: "We are committed to ensuring the very best for our child. We are working with other agencies to ensure our child''s welfare is protected."
The boy, who has for years told his friends he wants to be a girl, could now become the world's youngest sex change patient.
After taking the decision to return to school as a girl, he is preparing for hormone treatment and ultimately surgery.
Under UK law, this cannot happen until he has passed puberty.
German Kim Petras became the world's youngest transsexual at 16 earlier this year, changing her name from Tim.