An unnamed BC teacher recently lost their job following a series of inappropriate incidents involving minors. According to the British Columbia Commissioner For Teacher Regulation, a former BC teacher has been fired after he texted, supplied alcohol, and sexually exploited two underage students. The incidents took place only a few short years ago. The unnamed teacher is now unable to teach in any BC district.
The teacher, whose identity has been kept private under the Teachers Act, was employed as a vice-principle. His name and place of occupation have not been disclosed in order to protect the identity of the students involved.
According to a public document by the British Columbia Commissioner For Teacher Regulation, the teacher entered into an inappropriate relationship with two students in 2016. The document stated that the former teacher would text the two students in a group message both during and outside of school hours.
These texts were inappropriate and unprofessional in nature and included profanity and comments about alcohol. The document states that the texts between the teacher and the two students continued even after the students graduated, although on a “less frequent basis.”
During the same year, the teacher engaged in a sexual relationship with one of the students following graduation. On one occasion, the teacher supplied the student with alcohol even though he knew the student was a minor.
The document states that the teacher supplied the student with alcohol before engaging in sexual activity. “The teacher exploited the student for his sexual advantage,” reads the document.
Following the incidents, the teacher was placed on administrative leave by the district's superintendent on March 3, 2017. On March 26, 2017, the teacher signed an undertaking not to teach in the kindergarten to grade 12 education system in BC ever again.
As of April 30, 2017, the teacher has resigned from the district. On February 20 of this year, the teacher entered into a consent resolution agreement with the commissioner in which he agreed that his conduct was unprofessional and unbecoming.
Under the Teachers Act, the unnamed former teacher agreed to cancel his certification. He also agreed to never apply for a certification of qualification, an independent school teaching certificate, or a letter of permission for a period of five years.