B.C. teacher's certificate cancelled for 10 years after he engages in sexual activity with recently graduated student

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      B.C.'s commissioner for teacher regulation has reached an agreement with a high school teacher who committed professional misconduct.

      According to an October 29 ruling, the teacher agreed to turn in his certificate of qualification for 10 years after entering into "an inappropriate intimate and sexual relationship" with an 18-year-old six weeks after the person graduated.

      No names and no location was released.

      "The relationship arose directly out of the teacher-student relationship, which spanned four years from Grades 9 to 12," the decision states. 

      Over that four-year period, the student "regularly and consistently" spent time with the teacher, sometimes to discuss personal matters.

      The teacher knew the student had a crush on him during that period.

      When the student was in Grade 11, the teacher had physical contact of "a sexually suggestive nature".

      When they met after the student graduated, the teacher disclosed his love for the student and initiated sexual activity.