London, September 19 (ANI): After a 12-year-old boy recently turned up dressed as a girl at a school in South London, a 9-year-old boy did the same the next day making parents extremely worried.
The child apparently came to school dressed in female uniform, with long hair in a ponytail, tied in pink ribbon.
The classmates of the boy were reportedly told that a girl had replaced the boy, so they should address her as a girl.
A parent revealed: "My son came home from school and asked why one of his friends had become a girl. I thought he was joking, but he kept asking - that's when alarm bells began ringing.
"The pupil's classmates were told he had left and that a new girl would be starting in his place this term."
However, parents are angry at the school administration for not alerting them in advance, as their kids are now coming up with awkward questions.
"It upsets me that staff didn't mention it to parents before talking to the pupils," the Sun quoted a mother of a pupil as saying.
"We have had to deal with the fall-out from all this. It's not a situation I or other parents are comfortable with and we've not been given any help from the school about how to handle it.
"My son is too young to really understand the significance of what's happening. It's hard to explain to him.
"He doesn't understand the differences between girls' and boys' bodies yet. I'm terrified he'll ask me if he can become a girl as well," she added.
The child will be using the girls' toilet apart from being addressed by a new name as recommended after a special assembly held by the school's female head, their class teacher and the sex-change pupil's special needs teacher.
The kid is apparently the youngest child to undergo sex change.
A spokeswoman of The Beaumont Society, the world's largest transgender organisation, said the nine-year-old gender swap child was the youngest case it had heard of.
She said: "This child is vulnerable to bullying and teasing. They and their family have been seriously misadvised. It is hard enough for an adult to change gender. To go the extent that this nine-year-old has gone is unique." (ANI)