A teacher in B.C. has found himself in some hot water after allegedly giving copies of a restricted exam to his students to aid in their studying. While the students may think of him as the ultimate homie, the teacher's board had other things to say. The actions got the B.C. teacher suspended for multiple days right before the holiday break.
According to a document posted by the British Columbia Commissioner for Teacher Regulation, the teacher from Vernon, B.C. was suspended for three days right before the Christmas break for giving away restricted information to his students.
The document stated that Jay Alexander Kohlman is a teacher at a secondary school in School District No. 22 in Vernon.
On June 25, 2018, an employee of the Ministry of Education made a complaint to the commission regarding Kohlman.
On September 12 of the same year, a report was filed, stating that Kohlman distributed private documents to his grade 12 English glass.
The teacher allegedly gave a sample exam that included content from English 12 Provincial examinations which is held as “secure” and not to be released as a study aid.
According to the report, Kohlman used content from the secure exams to prepare his students for the exam even though he was aware that the Ministry of Education re-used readings and questions.
The investigation found that while his students were writing the English 12 exam on January 25, 2018, Kohlman asked the vice principal for a copy of the exam to look at in order to help his students after the test was over.
He lied to her and said he did not make a copy of it.
Following his actions, Kohlman was suspended for one day without pay during the start of the school year in September 2018.
He was then suspended for an additional three days from December 18 to 20 after signing a consent resolution agreement with the Commissioner for Teacher Regulation.
The commissioner called the repercussions “an appropriate consequence.”
This is hardly the first time a B.C. teacher has been suspended.
In June of this year, a teacher in Delta received a 10-day suspension after telling a student to “go kill yourself.”
Another teacher in British Columbia was suspended after begging a student to be her friend and sending drunk texts and selfies.
And the list continues as a teacher in Hope, B.C. received a suspension for showing his students creepy videos including "Salad Fingers."
The list goes on and each reason is just as unpredictable as the last.