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B.C. teacher banned 15 years for engaging in sexual act with former student

Citynews 1130 Vancouver
The teacher had taught the student in Grade 12, says the agreement.
Summary

The teacher also gave his former student alcohol

The incident happened in 2017, two months after the young woman had graduated high school

The teacher had taught the student in Grade 12

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A B.C. high school teacher has been banned 15 years for giving a recent graduate alcohol and engaging in some sort of sexual act with her.

The incident happened in 2017, two months after the young woman had graduated high school, according to the Consent Resolution Agreement from the B.C. Commissioner for Teacher Regulation.

The teacher had taught the student in Grade 12, says the agreement.

When the district interviewed the teacher about the matter, the teacher was initially dishonest, the agreement notes.

It also says the teacher has a history of touching students inappropriately.

“In 2016 and 2017, the teacher often engaged in inappropriate physical contact with students, such as touching their hands, shoulders, elbows, backs, knees and legs,” says the agreement.

The teacher was fired by the school district, with cause, on Jan. 31, 2019.

Earlier this year, the commission entered into the consent resolution agreement with the, in which the teacher agreed that his actions constituted professional misconduct and unbecoming of professional standards.

For privacy reasons, the agreement does not name the teacher or where the 2017 incident happened.

It says the teacher held a valid Professional Certificate of Qualification that was issued in September 2016, but it was cancelled on Nov. 1 for non-payment of fees.