Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Saskatoon teacher gets certificate revoked

While serving a 16-month jail sentence for luring a former student, a former Saskatoon teacher will likely lose his teaching certificate.

On Monday, the Saskatchewan Teacher’s Federation (STF) sent a recommendation to the Ministry of Education, calling for the minister to revoke Jayson Kennard’s teaching certificate, meaning he won’t be allowed to teach in Saskatchewan following his time behind bars.

On May 15, Kennard was sentenced to 16 months in jail followed by two years’ probation after a Saskatoon judge found him guilty of using Facebook in an attempt to lure a 16-year-old former student while working as a teacher in Saskatoon.

Kennard testified that he was in a troubled relationship and heavily using marijuana when he unknowingly exchanged messages with a police officer posing as the boy on Facebook. Kennard asked the officer, who he thought was his former student, if he could perform oral sex on him; when the undercover officer said no, the ex-teacher asked for a picture of the boy's genitals.  (more...)

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