A physics teacher kisses a 17-year-old student

A 17-year-old physics instructor kissed a 17-year-old pupil three or 4 instances and grabbed her hand between his thighs as they danced “sexually” in a nightclub, courtroom hears

  • Ashley McConnell allegedly kissed a 17-year-old schoolboy whereas they have been dancing in a nightclub
  • She was a physics instructor at Thurso Excessive College when he was a scholar
  • It’s also alleged that McConnell danced with him “in a sexual approach” on the membership

A 17-year-old instructor kissed “three or 4 instances” at a nightclub and put her hand on the thigh as they danced “sexually”, the courtroom heard.

Ashley McConnell, then 30, admitted she was holding the hand of the 17-year-old scholar, generally known as Pupil A, at Skinandi nightclub in Thurso, Caithness in Scotland, in March 2018.

Nevertheless, the physics instructor stated she didn’t kiss or dance with the coed in a sexual approach, although the teenager stated most kisses have been “extra of a flick.”

Different college students who have been additionally within the nightclub that night described the coed’s dance with the instructor as “soiled” and “sexual in nature”.

Physics teacher Ashley McConnell allegedly danced inappropriately with the male pupil at Skinandi nightclub (pictured) in Thurso, Highland, in March 2018

Physics instructor Ashley McConnell allegedly danced inappropriately with the male pupil at Skinandi nightclub (pictured) in Thurso, Highland, in March 2018

Dr. Fiona Grant, a former college principal, has launched an investigation into the allegations.

It discovered that the scholars in query had approached college heads with a video of the alleged incident.

Describing a nonetheless picture taken from the video, Dr. Grant stated, “Miss McConnell’s hand is flat towards the thigh of Pupil A.”

Dr. Grant, talking with Pupil A, added that {the teenager} “reported that he was the one who stopped the occasions between him and Miss McConnell”.

After telling Miss McConnell to “cease,” Pupil A additionally claimed that the instructor had tried to make eye contact with him, with the coed having to show round to keep away from it.

Miss McConnell faces being faraway from the Public Instructing Council of Scotland document after the beginning of the listening to.

Immediately Grant spoke earlier than the committee: “Its findings have been that there was proof of a flirtatious dance with Pupil A happening in a nightclub.

There was a video shared with me of Pupil B and within the background Pupil A and Miss McConnell have been dancing.

Total, proof was collected to help allegations of great misconduct.

My skilled opinion is that it doesn’t dwell as much as the requirements one would look forward to finding in a instructor registered with GTCS.

I may inform by means of physique language that Pupil A was embarrassed and uncomfortable with what had occurred.

He famous that he was the one who halted the occasions between him and Miss McConnell.

“It has gone too far,” he stated. He was clearly embarrassed from what he needed to discuss.

It is also said that the physics teacher grabbed the pupil's hand and touched his lower and groin area.  Pictured: File photo of Thurso High School

It’s also stated that the physics instructor grabbed the pupil’s hand and touched his decrease and groin space. Pictured: File picture of Thurso Excessive College

He had danced three or 4 events with the instructor for 10 minutes.

He described the dance as a flirtatious dance, shut in elements with bodily contact between one another’s our bodies.

He thought-about it inappropriate, and personally felt he had gone too far and distanced himself from the state of affairs.

He recalled that Miss McConnell had kissed him three or 4 instances.

He then indicated that her consideration in direction of him had gone too far and was irritated. He informed her to cease and empty her for the remainder of the evening.

Pupil A stated to Dr. Grant, “She tried to make eye contact with me, however I walked away.

I vividly keep in mind the occasions, it is simply one thing you do not neglect. Pupil accepts instructor.

“Most of them have been greater than a click on away.”

Describing a video taken inside a nightclub, she stated: ‘You possibly can see Pupil A and part of Miss McConnell’s physique. Miss McConnell’s hand is near her thigh.’

Miss McConnell’s hand is flat towards Pupil A’s thigh. I really feel embarrassed wanting on the image you describe.

Pupil B described the dance as “soiled” or “sexual in nature”.

(Miss McConnell) was clear that it may need occurred and that it won’t have occurred.

The listening to is continuous.

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