A formerly registered teacher won’t let anyone into the school’s laptop he has encrypted…I wonder why?
A former teacher accused of serious misconduct refused to open his fingerprint encrypted school laptop, despite investigators saying it was the best way to dismiss allegations of inappropriate conduct with students.
The man’s teaching was called into question for inappropriate conduct with boys – he received multiple warnings about letting students get too physically close, and there were reports of him favouring a certain student and adding others as Facebook friends.
The man worked in a rural Waikato school from late 2007 to early 2014, mostly with seven and eight-year-olds.
He also had IT responsibilities.
He has not been teaching since about March 2014 but appeared before the NZ Teachers’ Disciplinary Tribunal at Seddon Park in Hamilton.
The majority of concerns about his behaviour were from 2010 to early 2014, and included observations of a student stroking the teacher’s hair and one resting his legs on the teacher’s legs.
One parent felt their child had developed a “sense of entitlement” after being treated as a teacher favourite. Read more »