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Teen at Melbourne private school claims she now identifies as a CAT

By David Southwell For Daily Mail Australia

  • Year eight student at a Melbourne private school reportedly identifies as a cat
  •  The girl is ‘phenomenally bright’ but is non-verbal at school, which supports her
  •  There have been other reports of students identifying as cats in Brisbane
  • The trend of adopting a ‘furry’ animal identity is a well-established sub-culture 

A teenage girl now reportedly identifies as a cat with the Melbourne private school where she attends supporting her ‘animal behaviour’.

The year eight student does not speak during school hours, according to the report in the Herald Sun, despite being described as ‘phenomenally bright’.

A parent reportedly told the paper that the school let the girl behave like a cat as long as it did not distract her or other students.

‘No one seems to have a protocol for students identifying as animals, but the approach has been that if it doesn’t disrupt the school, everyone is being supportive,’ a source close to the family told the newspaper.


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