Charity calls police after a teacher ‘misgenders’ a trans pupil and say he has committed a ‘hate crime’

A charity called in police to deal with a teacher who ‘misgendered’ a pupil.

Mermaids, which supports children who believe they were born in the wrong body, said the teacher had committed a ‘hate crime’ because he did not address the child using his new gender.

The youngster, who had switched from female to male, wanted staff and pupils at his school to accept his new identity.