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Teacher in Burnaby banned for life for sending sexualized messages to students

Citynews 1130 Vancouver

Last Updated Mar 10, 2020 at 3:13 pm PDT

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Summary

Taylor Attrill has admitted to sending inappropriate messages to five students in grades 7 and 8

He has also agreed not to apply for a teaching certification again

Attrill invited students to follow him on social media, where he posted pictures of himself drinking shots in bars

BURNABY (NEWS 1130) – A teacher from a Burnaby school has been banned for life in B.C. for sending sexualized messages to students.

Taylor Attrill has admitted to sending inappropriate messages to five students in grades 7 and 8, according to a  consent resolution summary issued Tuesday by the B.C. Commissioner for Teacher Regulation.

He sent the messages in 2017 and 2018, and last month agreed not to apply for teaching credentials again in B.C.

 

According to the the resolution summary, between June 2017 and May 2018, Attrill invited students to follow him on social media, where he posted pictures of himself drinking shots in bars, and sent private, inappropriate, sexualized messages to five students in Grades 7 and 8.

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In February, he entered into a consent resolution agreement with the commissioner and admitted that his conduct constituted professional misconduct and is contrary to expected standards.

The commissioner determined Attrill “engaged in serious boundary violations with students of a young age” and “communicated inappropriately through private messaging with students.”