The hearing for a former La Ronge, Sask. high school teacher and basketball coach accused of sharing a bed with a student and running ‘strip basketball’ drills thirty years ago began Tuesday morning.
Martina Cain, who worked at Churchill Community High School, was charged with four counts of professional misconduct stemming from incidents between 1986 and 1989 by the Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board (SPTRB) in October 2016.
Cain pleaded not guilty to the charges.
At the hearing, the former student who filed the complaint occasionally broke down with emotion, testifying that she slept in the same bed as Cain when her parents left town for medical appointments.
The professional conduct committee tasked with carrying out a decision heard that Cain was a trusted friend of the family because she was the student’s basketball coach and a member of the family’s church. (more...)