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B.C. teacher disciplined for letting class listen to scanner broadcasting incident involving student

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March 17, 2020 - 2:30 PM

A B.C. high school teacher has been reprimanded after allowing his class listen to an emergency incident on a scanner that involved a student at the school.

The teacher let their class listen to ScanBC, a service that rebroadcasts radio chatter from emergency services like fire and ambulance, according to consent resolution summery from the B.C. Commissioner for Teacher Regulation. The document does not identify the B.C. school district, the school or the teacher.

Personal information about the student was revealed in the radio chatter from emergency personnel.

The district's superintendent reported the incident to the commissioner in May 2018.

The teacher entered into a consent resolution agreement with the commissioner, agreeing their behaviour constituted professional misconduct, and went against Standards for the Education, Competence and Professional Conduct of Educators in B.C.

The teacher also agreed to a reprimand.


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