Porn site teacher earns slap on wrist – defended by Union – no protection for kids!

Herald on Sunday July 08, 2007
An art teacher who posted hard-core pornographic pictures of himself and two women on internet sex sites – with messages for girls “the younger the better” to contact him – has been allowed to continue teaching. A Herald on Sunday investigation has found the Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) tried to keep the case secret and the Teachers Council would not reveal the teacher’s name, even though two of the five Disciplinary Tribunal members who heard the case wanted him struck off the register. This means principals, parents and students do not know anything about the man’s past, even if he is still teaching in their school.The tribunal clearly understood how parents would feel about the man continuing to teach, writing in their decision: “We have little doubt that members of the public would be disconcerted to know that a teacher who behaved in the way described in the agreed statement of facts was teaching in a New Zealand school. That, however, does not seem to be the real point here.” Peter Lind, chair of the Teachers Council, said the “point” was whether the teacher’s behaviour was deemed misconduct, or serious misconduct.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/1/story.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10450272&pnum=0
Warning – article contains offensive details

UPDATE: Porno pic teacher no longer teaching – Maharey
NZPA 19 July 2007
http://www.stuff.co.nz/4132350a11.html