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B.C. teacher loses license for sexual relationships with two students

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A B.C. teacher is losing his license after having a sexual relationship with two different former students

One student was 18-years-old at the time, while the other was 17-years-old

The ruling doesn't reveal where the teacher worked or when the relationships happened

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — A high school teacher in B.C. has been stripped of his teaching license after having sexual relationships with two different former students.

A Commissioner for Teacher Regulation ruling says he pursued both students shortly after they graduated.

One student was 18-years-old at the time and had been in the teacher’s classroom for two years, while the other was 17-years-old.

The commissioner noted the teacher violated boundaries with the students, that the misconduct with the two students happened over an extended period of time, and the teacher knew at least one of the students was in a “vulnerable state.”

According to the ruling, the teacher agreed to a consent resolution agreement, agreeing his conduct goes against two standards in the Standards for the Education, Competence and Professional Conduct of Educators in British Columbia.

“The Teacher agreed to a cancellation of his certificate of qualification and that for a period of 15 years he would not apply for, and that the Director of Certification would be required under section 64(g) of the Teachers Act not to issue to him, a certificate of qualification, an
independent school teaching certificate, or a letter of permission,” reads the ruling.

The ruling doesn’t reveal where the teacher worked or when the relationships happened.