Teacher quits after allegedly looking at videos of incest at school

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Jane Deacon, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:44 PM ET

VANCOUVER — A B.C. teacher has resigned after he allegedly let young girls sit on his lap and looked videos of incest on a school computer.

The Coquitlam school district teacher resigned earlier this year after officials alleged a disturbing pattern of behaviour involving children, according to a decision from the British Columbia Commissioner for Teacher Regulation.

In January, Kevin Buffel was found with a girl from his Grade 2-3 class sitting on his lap in a darkened classroom while watching a movie, the written decision said.

The incident came in the wake of multiple warnings to halt all unnecessary physical contact with students, the decision noted.

Upon investigation, Buffel admitted he had ignored those warnings and often allowed girls to sit in his lap, the decision said.

It was also revealed the teacher had used a school computer to view websites with graphic pictures of human anatomy and videos with inappropriate relationships between adults and children, including incest, the decision said.

Some of the websites were accessed while Buffel was teaching students in the computer lab.

Buffel was suspended without pay in January and resigned in May. He has since signed an undertaking not to teach.


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