TORONTO - A Toronto public school teacher has been ordered to work from home after posting explicit sex-education brochures in his Grade 7 and 8 classroom.
Toronto District School Board (TDSB) officials are investigating why the teacher at Delta alternative school created a bulletin board in his class in October that included a poster with tips on how men can safely perform oral sex with one another.
That brochure can be found in a number of the city’s gay bars and bath house and isn’t intended for school-aged children.
Published by the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT), it’s entitled “Use Your Head When Giving It: Blow Job Tips” and offers advice for gay men on safe sex.
“We do use explicit language because we’re targeting a specific community where this kind of language is warranted and needed,” said ACT spokesman Andrew Brett.
But the organization's brochures are intended for adults and largely target Toronto's gay community, Brett said. They are distributed in adult-only places, such as gay bars and gay bathhouses.
A source identified the teacher as Wade Vroom, who describes himself on his website as an "occasional" teacher with the TDSB and an independent filmmaker who, between 2009 and 2011, taught teenagers film production at a Hot Docs film camp.