A teacher at an elite private school in Western Australia has been sacked after he ‘accidentally’ sent an explicit image to pupils.
It is understood that a casual contract teacher at Aquinas College, an independent Catholic school for boys in south Perth, dropped the image on Year 8 pupils last week, western australia reported.
The explicit image is believed to have been sent unintentionally with other mission-related images. It is not known what the image contained.
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Aquinas College said it acted immediately to “permanently remove a teacher who accidentally displayed highly inappropriate images to 8th graders.”
“The college also apologized to students and parents and offered psychological support to all students who were negatively affected by the incident last week,” the school said. west.
College principal Michael Dempsey said the incident was “accidental” but “did not meet the expectations and values” of college staff.
“The teacher involved immediately left the college and will not be returning,” Dempsey said.
The college said all relevant authorities have been contacted. WA Police said they are not investigating the incident.
Founded in the 1930s, Aquinas is one of the oldest boys’ colleges in WA and has around 1,100 students, according to Australian Schools Information s
Riverside College is part of Edmund Rice Education Australia, which has 55 schools and two early years centers nationwide.