Two high school teachers in B.C. have been disciplined for inappropriate behaviour with students, and ordered to complete sessions on boundaries.
In the first case, an on-call teacher at Hazelton High School in the B.C. Interior referred to an Asian student as "Ching Chong" in February 2013, when "neither of those words was the student's surname," according to a disciplinary decision released by the B.C. Teacher Regulation Branch.
He also jokingly asked female students to go into the hall to attract their male counterparts to class.
Brian Allen Proctor also used his camera phone to take photos of students in class without their knowledge or consent while teaching.
The district suspended him for three months after the incidents. Proctor has agreed to complete a boundaries course.
In the second case, a teacher at South Peace Secondary School in Dawson Creek was suspended without pay for one day, after he grabbed a female student's face and blew on it, "making her very uncomfortable," according to the discipline decision.
Under a consent resolution order, Payne agreed to complete counselling on maintaining professional boundaries, or risk losing his licence.
But the January incident was not the first violation by Richard Andy George Roderick Payne.
In March 2011, he received a letter of reprimand after allegedly dumping a student out of his chair, and hitting him on the arm in a "mock fight." A few months later, Payne was issued another reprimand for breaking a metre stick over a student's back. However, Payne described it as "joking around."
In 2012, Payne was issued a letter of discipline for "inappropriate teacher-student interactions," including hugging a student and "poking" students in their sides.
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