Townsville Bulletin

Teacher is busted

Sexually graphic videos on Twitter


A QUEENSLAND high school teacher has been busted posting sexually graphic videos and images to a public Twitter account.

The Charters Towers teacher was identified as having a public account titled “horny ginger”, which featured highly sexual content, including videos of fellatio and ejaculatio­n.

Students at the school were believed to have obtained screenshot­s of the graphic content, with one insider saying some children were “distressed” by what they had seen.

It is understood members of staff became aware of the existence of the account earlier this week.

The account, which was started in April this year and had more than 100 followers, included a biography that described the account holder as a “kinky”, “horny ginger”.

It was believed the teacher continued to attend school until Wednesday this week, but did not attend school on Thursday.

The Twitter account has since been deleted.

Sources say the teacher has been working at the school for many years and they were concerned about the impact the posting of the videos would have on the small community and school.

The teacher declined to comment.

The Department of Education declined to confirm what action would be taken.

“The department has a responsibi­lity to maintain confidenti­ality of employee informatio­n and therefore does not comment on individual employee matters,” a spokeswoma­n said.

“There is no higher priority for the Department of Education than the safety and wellbeing of students.

“Whenever the department becomes aware of any potential risk to the safety and wellbeing of students, appropriat­e investigat­ion and action is taken in accordance with department­al policies and procedures.”

Under the Department of Education’s social media policy, it states disciplina­ry action may be taken “when an employee’s personal use of social media reflects seriously and adversely on the public service”.

The policy also says all staff should not “post material that is, or might be construed as, inappropri­ate or improper conduct in a personal capacity that reflects seriously and adversely on the public service”.

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