Teacher who looked at porn in the classroom loses license - Macleans.ca

Teacher who looked at porn in the classroom loses license

B.C. Teacher’s College completes review of behaviour going back to 2006

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A British Columbia teacher who was caught viewing pornography in the classroom has lost his license. Former Mennonite Educational Institute teacher Carl Williamson’s habit of looking at pornography while at work first came to the attention of school officials in 2006, when he promised to stop. However, as early as six months later, the  behaviour continued, but a 2007 review concluded that Williamson understood the professional expectations placed on teachers. Finally, in 2009, Williamson was caught by a school security camera viewing pornography, prompting the Teacher’s College to further investigate his conduct. The result of that review was the ruling to strip Williamson of his license. A police investigation into Williamson found only adult pornography on his home computers and no charges are being laid. Williamson would be eligible to renew his license after 20 years, provided he passed a “fitness review.”

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