Primary school teacher who broke into a house and stole money to feed her heroin habit to be struck off

The Mail is reporting that a primary school teacher in Scotland who broke into a house and stole cash to fund her heroin habit is to be formally struck off from the profession…

Vanessa Law, 32, also stole petrol from garages in Fife and Glasgow during a crime spree in 2012.

The former addict is currently living at her grandmother’s house in Fife, Scotland, where she claims to be ‘in recovery’.

She will be officially taken off the teaching register at a ‘removal with consent’ hearing on November 5.

The General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) charged her with five offences including one on July 13, 2012, at McGregor Avenue, Lochgelly, Fife, where she stole a key and participated in theft by housebreaking.

It is thought that Ms Law, who worked at the nearby Methilhill Primary, broke into the house to help fund her drug habit.

The GTCS report also claims that Law ‘while working as a teacher [was] actively using illegal drugs, namely heroin’.

They add that on March 9, 2012 she stole a quantity of fuel from a Shell garage.

And on April 17 and June 19 2012, she also stole fuel in Glasgow and Dunfermline respectively…

Fife Council have refused to comment on Ms Law’s case saying: ‘We never discuss individual circumstances of either former or current employees.’…

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  1. Sam_Peepz

    SchoolsImprove Such is the nature of teaching, this crime does not necessarily make her a bad teacher. Would she prefer not to be an addict

  2. hippy

    @Sam_Peepz SchoolsImprove Teachers are under a lot of stress. If she wasn’t an addict, she may well have been a good teacher..who knows..but such a shame

  3. David_AC_Grant

    SchoolsImprove Obviously she should be struck off but these GTC hearings increasingly show-trialish these days, I’ve noticed.

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