'Well done': Reaction to first transgender student

OUR story yesterday detailing The Glennie School's decision to allow its first transgender student to enrol sparked a massive response.

Our Facebook post garnered hundreds of responses, and while some comments were not in favour of the decision, many lauded Glennie for its forward thinking.

The decision, however, did not go down well with families of some students at the school.

A number of our readers were quick to voice their concerns.

Some even threatened to pull their children out of the school.

The discussion then turned to some calling for a need for calm in what was a divisive debate.

Many asked for the school's decision to be respected, while some just wanted a debate without the vitriol.

One of the most recurring themes in the comments was how some views could be considered as cyber-bullying.


Bushfire reported near Glen Esk

Bushfire reported near Glen Esk

People in the area may be affected by smoke

Newly planted trees stolen straight out of soil in parklands

Newly planted trees stolen straight out of soil in parklands

The group planted 35 trees for National Tree Day earlier this year.

UPDATE: Fire sweeps through estimated 3000 hectares

UPDATE: Fire sweeps through estimated 3000 hectares

The fire is still burning, now hitting an estimated 3000 hectares

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