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B.C. teacher loses certificate after inappropriate relationships with recently-graduated students

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July 04, 2020 - 2:30 PM

A B.C. teacher won’t be back in front of a classroom for the next 15 years after having an inappropriate relationship with two recently-graduated students.

In a B.C. Commissioner for Teacher Regulation consent resolution agreement published June 30 a teacher, whose name and school district is redacted, it states that the teacher entered “into an inappropriate personal sexual relationship with an 18-year-old former student shortly after they graduated.”

The teacher taught the student for two years, according to the agreement.

He also was involved in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old, Grade 12 student who he taught in one of his classes. Weeks after the student graduated, he gave the student alcohol and initiated a "sexual relationship," according to the agreement.

In determining that cancelling the teacher’s licence was the correct course of action, the commissioner noted the teacher’s conduct “involved serious boundary violations with the two students at two different times."

The events, according to the decision, occurred over an extended period of time, and the teacher was aware at least one of the students was in a vulnerable state.

The teacher, who received his teaching certificate in 1999 and was employed as a high school teacher in the province, agreed his conduct “constituted professional misconduct.”

 


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