Sex Change Teacher Lucy Meadows Found Dead

Sex Change Teacher Lucy Meadows Found Dead

A male primary school teacher who began a new term as a woman has been found dead.

Pupils at St Mary Magdalen's C of E Primary School in Accrington, Lancashire, were told in December that Nathan Upton should be addressed as Miss Meadows after the Christmas break.

This week they were informed that their teacher, Lucy Meadows, had died. The 32-year-old was found at a house in Accrington on Tuesday.

The teacher had thanked school governors and staff for their support when he announced his plans to return dressed as a woman in January.

A letter to parents read: "Mr Upton has recently made a significant change in his life and will be transitioning to live as a woman.

"After the Christmas break, she will return to work as Miss Meadows."

Concerns from some parents were reported in the media with one father saying that his three sons at the school were "too young to be dealing with that".

A spokeswoman for Lancashire Police said: "At 4.45pm on Tuesday, police were called by the ambulance service to a report of a sudden death at an address on Ramsbottom Street in Accrington.

"On arrival they found the body of a 32-year-old woman. There are no suspicious circumstances and a file will be prepared and passed to the coroner."

In a statement on the school website, head teacher Karen Hardman said: "It is with great sadness that I have to inform you of the death of Miss Lucy Meadows.

"Our staff will be working closely with bereavement teams and are here to offer the children and yourselves any support in any way we can."