June 25, 2022

A SCOTS instructor faces getting removed from the sign up just after allegedly kissing a pupil and dancing with him in a “sexualised manner” at a area nightclub.

Ashley McConnell is alleged to have danced inappropriately with the male pupil at Skinandi’s nightclub in Thurso, Highland, in March 2018.

The physics trainer allegedly held the Thurso Higher University pupil’s hand and touched his bottom and groin location.

Skinandi's nightclub
Skinandi’s nightclub in Thurso the place the allegations took put. Credit rating: Google Maps

It is claimed she then informed an additional two pupils at the club to “f**k off” in advance of gesturing two fingers at them.

McConnell is alleged to have then said she would “fight the b***h” in reference to a single of the feminine pupils.

Subsequent an investigation by the GTCS, McConnell is mentioned to have contacted a pupil and requested them to generate her a character statement about how “brilliant and helpful” she was.

Thurso High School
Pupil A attended Thurso Higher and was in the nightclub right before bumping into the trainer. Credit score: Google Maps

She now faces being struck off the teaching sign up by the Basic Council for Scotland next an investigation over her alleged conduct.

When referring to the pupil only as “Pupil A”, the rates in opposition to McConnell point out: “On or all-around the evening of Saturday 24 March/morning of Sunday 25 March 2018, although in or in the vicinity of a nightclub in Thurso, particularly Skinandi’s, you, Ashley McConnell, whilst a GTCS registered teacher, did kiss Pupil A, whom you understood to be a pupil at Thurso Significant College at the time.

“[You did] dance in a sexualised and/or flirtatious method with Pupil A, whom you understood to be a pupil at Thurso High School at the time.

“Hold palms with Pupil A, touch Pupil A [and] contact Pupil A on or around his groin place.

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“[You did] tell Pupil B and/or Pupil C to ‘fuck off’ or terms to that influence, make an offensive finger gesture at Pupil B, say that you would ‘fight the bitch if I have to’ or words and phrases to that effect in reference to Pupil B, whilst producing a threatening gesture.”

Scots teacher McConnell allegedly sent another pupil a information, creating: “Hi Individual A, how are you?

“I require to question a massive favour.

“If you have time could you produce a assertion about me as a instructor?

“How fantastic and useful I was.

“No I’m kidding but seriously if you could generate a small assertion it would genuinely enable my case with every little thing that is going on just now.

“I fully grasp if you never want to or really do not have time so do not get worried if you cannot.”

The GTCS condition that McConnell’s actions could have positioned the younger human being at chance of ‘emotional harm’.

A six working day hearing into the allegations starts future 7 days at the GTCS making in Edinburgh.