The Daily Record is reporting that a teacher is facing a classroom ban after mistakenly projected an explicit website he was viewing onto a classroom screen in front of pupils.
Stephen Lawrie is due to be banned from the profession today after the blunder.
The IT tutor had been looking at an explicit website while teaching pupils as young as 13.
It is understood he didn’t mean the pupils to see what was on his personal screen at Coatbridge High School in North Lanarkshire but it was projected on to an interactive “smartboard” used for teaching computing.
The school received complaints from a number of pupils after the incident in April.
The teacher was immediately suspended while an investigation was carried out and he was sacked in August.
Lawrie, 56, accessed the website while teaching an S2 class.
He has since consented to his removal from the teaching register, which will bar him from working in classrooms for good.
He can only teach again if he applies to be reinstated to the register and is approved by a panel…
Not much to add to that – he didn’t mean to project it, but certainly shouldn’t have been viewing it in class.
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