Substitute teacher disciplined

A substitute teacher in the Coast Mountain School District has been disciplined by the British Columbia Commissioner for Teacher Regulation.

A substitute teacher in the Coast Mountain School District has been disciplined by the British Columbia Commissioner for Teacher Regulation.

While working at Hazelton Secondary School in February of 2013, Brian Procter used inappropriate and disrespectful language. Procter admitted to calling an Asian student ‘Ching Chong’, when neither of those words were the student’s name.

Also, at the start of a class, when none of the male students had yet arrived he told the female students words to the effect that they should go out into the hall to attract the boys to class.

Procter also used his camera phone to take pictures of students in class without their knowledge or consent while  he was teaching at HSS.

On March 31, 2014, the school district suspended Procter from the on-call list for three months.

As well, the district told Procter he must complete a boundaries course and attend the district’s orientation for teachers on call before he can go back on the on-call list.

If he does not successfully complete the boundaries course by the end of the year, he must advise the commissioner of why he did not complete it and ask for an extended deadline.

If he fails to do by the next deadline, his teacher’s certificate may be suspended.

A phone call to Procter was not returned.


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