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A former BC middle school teacher has received a lifetime ban from teaching in the province after pleading guilty to an incident involving a student in 2019.
A consent resolution summary between the teacher and the BC Commissioner for Teacher Regulation was issued on Tuesday.
The summary withheld the teacher’s name and the district or school in which the situation happened to protect the privacy of the student.
According to the summary, the teacher reportedly invited a student from his class into his office.
“While (the student) was in his office, the teacher pulled (the student) onto his lap and had inappropriate physical contact with (the student),” reads the summary.
The teacher pleaded guilty to and was sentenced for assault. No other details are provided due to a publication ban.
The teacher agreed that he would never apply for a certificate to teach and said he understood that he will never be allowed to teach in BC ever again.
When considering the situation, the commissioner said that the teacher “engaged in criminal misconduct” and “compromised his privileged position of power and trust and violated students’ physical and emotional safety and well being.”
In addition, the summary said the teacher had been previously warned about his interactions with students after a 2019 incident involving an “inappropriate” response to a student’s threat of self-harm.