School seeks to have teacher Enoch Burke jailed over alleged breach of court order in row over transgender student (via

A teacher who objects to addressing a student with the pronoun “they” has breached the terms of a temporary injunction preventing him from attending or teaching at the secondary school where he is employed, the High Court has heard.

As a result of the alleged breach of the order granted earlier this week, Wilson’s Hospital School has sought an order that could lead to teacher Enoch Burke being jailed for contempt of court unless he agrees to abide by the terms of the interim injunction.

Mr Burke was placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a disciplinary process commenced by the Co Westmeath secondary school, where he has been employed for several years, in mid-August.

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