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Married Queensland teacher who had sex with student, 16, inside classroom is banned from teaching

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Married teacher who had sex with student, 16, inside a classroom and told her he preferred short skirts is banned from teaching for seven years

  • Married teacher had sex with student, 16, inside a toilet block and a classroom
  • The teacher was in his 30s when he exchanged phone numbers wit schoolgirl 
  • Before one of their meetings, teacher suggested girl not wear any underwear 
  • He also touched thigh, waist and bottom of another student during school camp

A married teacher who had sex with a 16-year-old student in a toilet block and a school classroom has been banned from teaching for seven years.

A tribunal heard the male Queensland teacher, who was in his 30s at the time, also slept with the girl in her home bedroom when her family were not there. 

Before having sexual intercourse with the young student, the teacher also touched the bottom, thigh and waist of another student during a school camp. 

A married teacher who had sex with a 16-year-old student in a toilet block and a school classroom has been banned from teaching for seven years (stock image)

A married teacher who had sex with a 16-year-old student in a toilet block and a school classroom has been banned from teaching for seven years (stock image)

The head of department teacher was suspended for ‘brazen’ behaviour between 2012 and 2016.

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal heard the teacher and the student he had sex with exchanged phone numbers near the end of the 2015 school year.

In December 2015, he picked her up from near her home and then took her to the toilet block of a cycling facility – where they ‘kissed, touched and had sexual intercourse’.

They then had sex again at the student’s home later that month, before doing so again in a school classroom early in the 2016 school year. 

Court documents show the teacher had suggested the girl ‘not wear underwear to the meeting’ in the classroom and remarked he preferred short skirts.

But at tribunal the teacher denied having sex with the student, saying he would have been unavailable at the time due to family commitments.

He added if the student had seen him naked she would have been able to remember the fact he was uncircumcised and had his entire body shaven. 

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At a 2013 camp, the tribunal heard the teacher touched another pupil’s thigh, bottom and waist and kissed her hand while they were in a darkened maze in a simulated cave. 

During a Year 11 camp in October 2015, the tribunal heard the teacher also brushed his hands against the bottom of a student – causing her to move away.

On the camp’s final night, he told a group of students he wanted to go to a party with them and get high. 

In December 2015, he picked her up from near her home and then took her to the toilet block of a cycling facility - where they 'kissed, touched and had sexual intercourse' (stock image)

In December 2015, he picked her up from near her home and then took her to the toilet block of a cycling facility – where they ‘kissed, touched and had sexual intercourse’ (stock image)

The tribunal concluded the picture presented to them was of a teacher ‘persistently ignoring professional boundaries, acting inappropriately, and placing students at great risk of harm.’

The teacher has since relocated interstate and has worked hard to re-establish himself for his young family, the tribunal heard.

He was prohibited from teaching for ten years from the date of his suspension, which means he can reapply in 2026.

He will need to obtain a detailed psychological report indicating his awareness of his responsibilities as a teacher.

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