Transgender substitute teacher is fired after sharing salacious TikTok videos of herself with sixth-grade students – and clips where she discussed hormone therapy and her transition
- Lydia Lamere, a substitute teacher at King Middle School in Portland, was removed from the classroom on January 20.
- Students had been sharing Lamere’s social media posts, after Lamere reportedly wrote the TikTok handle on a whiteboard at the front of the class.
- Lamere, who was born male, discussed Hormone Replacement Therapy in the posts and poses in the bathroom in a towel.
Lydia Lamere taught at King Middle School in Portland until the end of January
A transgender substitute teacher in Maine has been fired after she was accused of sharing her TikTok handle in class, and encouraging students to visit her page.
Lydia Lamere’s now-deleted posts included her discussing Hormone Replacement Therapy and posing in the bathroom wearing just a towel, The Maine Wire reported.
Another site, Reduxx, said that Lamere, who was born male, also had discussions of BDSM on her page.
A student in Lamere’s class at King Middle School in Portland told her father, Mark Davey, that classmates at her school were discussing Lamere’s posts.
‘My daughter showed me group text messages where all the students were talking about it,’ said Davey.
‘Her gender or sexuality has nothing to do with why I’m upset.
‘The violation here is the sexualization of children.’
Some of Lydia Lamere’s now-deleted TikTok images were obtained by The Maine Wire.
Davey alerted the school principal, Caitlin LeClair, on January 19.
Lamere shared her TikTok handle with students in class, one father said
The following day, LeClair informed parents in an email that Lamere would no longer be teaching at the school.
‘On Thursday I was made aware of concerns that students were accessing videos late Wednesday on TikTok,’ wrote LeClair.
‘As the day unfolded, it became apparent that a lot of students were talking about the TikTok account.
‘As a result of our investigation the employee will not return to King.
Tess Nacelewicz, communications coordinator for the Portland Schools, said that the school did not contact law enforcement regarding the investigation into Lamere.
She said the school interviewed Lamere and conducted a criminal background check, but school officials did not review the raunchy social media accounts.
Lamere’s TikTok page now features only a handful of videos, made since the uproar.
Lamere in a recent post said that she had been doxxed and had ‘the eye of Sauron’ on her.
Lamere celebrates life anniversaries in her posts, which one father said sexualize children
Lamere is seen in a Facebook post. She has since deleted many of her social media posts.
The rest have been made private.
‘Idk if you’ve ever had the eye of Sauron upon you, but it’s genuinely very scary,’ Lamere writes.
‘I’m glad I’ve lived a good life without much to hide, but I’d rather not have the public picking apart every moment of my digital life for the last 4 years.
‘For those who don’t know, I got very doxxed this week. Very tiring, any help would be appreciated.’