I always thought that teachers were supposed to be role-models. Even outside the classroom, their behaviour was somewhat scrutinized. But according to a court in Montreal, this is no longer the case. Apparently, a teacher can be a convicted killer since that has nothing to do with the subject he’s teaching, which in this case was electronics. So, he cannot be fired when they find this little tidbit that he did not disclose, and he must be rehired.
I know this teacher was teaching adult students, but it still seems odd that a court is forcing the board to bring this guy back. Will this extend to teachers of kids? Whatever happened to police checks? And when was murder something that entered into a lesson plan anyway? Well, there was that case of that teacher who got his drafting class to write an essay on who they would kill and why, but that was a weird story. In any case, isn’t it a comforting thought that convicted killers can teach now?