Teacher ac­cused of hit­ting pupil’s bot­tom

The Galloway News - - FRONT PAGE -

A for­mer Cas­tle Dou­glas High School teacher has been at­tend­ing a dis­ci­plinary hear­ing this week after he was ac­cused of smack­ing a pupil on her bot­tom.

Gor­don Mundie, who is cur­rently em­ployed with the coun­cil as a mu­sic teacher at Dum­fries High School, is also al­leged to have touched a pupil on the leg, moved his fin­gers up her leg and held and mas­saged her hands in Fe­bru­ary 2012.

The Gen­eral Teach­ing Coun­cil (GTC) Scot­land fit­ness to teach hear­ing has been tak­ing place in Ed­in­burgh since Mon­day and it con­cluded yes­ter­day.

In GTC pa­pers, it was claimed that Mr Mundie’s al­leged ac­tions were “sex­u­ally mo­ti­vated” and “in­ap­pro­pri­ate” and that he is unfit to teach as a re­sult.

The first of­fence of smack­ing a fe­male pupil on the bot­tom is al­leged to have taken place while he was a teacher in Jan­uary 2011.

A GTC spokesman said: “The out­come (of the hear­ing) is ex­pected at the end of this week or the start of next week.”

A coun­cil spokesman said: “We take very se­ri­ously our re­spon­si­bil­ity to em­ploy­ees, sup­port­ing the right to con­fi­den­tial­ity and do not com­ment on in­di­vid­ual em­ploy­ees.

“How­ever, we can con­firm that a mem­ber of staff has been sus­pended.”

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