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Burnaby teacher fired for sending 'sexualized messages' to young students

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March 10, 2020 - 3:56 PM

A Burnaby teacher who sent 'sexualized' private text messages to his middle school students will never teach again.

A Consent Resolution Summary posted by the B.C. Teachers Regulation Board states that Taylor A. Attrill  sent 'private, inappropriate sexualized messages to five students in Grades 7 and 8', and invited students to follow him on social media where he posted pictures of himself drinking shots in bars.

On February 21 2020, Taylor Attrill admitted to his misconduct, which took place between June 2017 and May 2018.

Attrill was suspended without pay on May 25, 2018, and resigned from School District No. 41 in July 2018.

Because Attrill engaged in serious boundary violations with young students and communicated inappropriately with students through private message, the Commissioner decided to issue him a lifetime ban on teaching.

Attrill signed an agreement stating that he would never again teach, or apply for a teaching qualification or certificate.

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