Another BC teacher loses certificate after having sex with former student

Jul 9 2020, 1:07 pm

Yet another teacher in British Columbia has had their teaching certificate pulled after having sex with a former student. They’ve also been banned from teaching in the province for 15 years, according to the British Columbia Commissioner for Teacher Regulation (BCCTR).

According to a document published by the BCCTR, the teacher, who is unnamed, received their certificate in September 2014. The school district made a report regarding their actions last December, with the specific district and location also remaining unnamed.

The BCCTR says that “Student A” had been the teacher’s student in Grades 10, 11, and 12.

“During Student A’s Grade 12 year, Student A spent a significant amount of time with the Teacher at the School and also spent time with the Teacher outside of School hours,” reads the document.

The student graduated in June, and the BCCTR says that “the Teacher began a sexual relationship with Student A in September.”

It’s also said that “the teacher engaged in boundary violations with other students at the School, such that students viewed the Teacher more as a friend than a teacher.”

The school district fired the teacher in question at a later date, and the teacher ultimately had their certificate cancelled. Earlier in March, the teacher signed an agreement that they wouldn’t apply for a certificate of any kind for a 15-year period.

Last week, a similar decision was published by the BCCTR involving a teacher that had entered into an “inappropriate personal and sexual relationship” with an 18-year-old former student.

With files from Eric Zimmer

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