A teacher has been suspended for three months after students at a school in British Columbia complained about him touching them inappropriately.
Nathan Dickson’s actions have led to calls for the resignation of a provincial minister, but the school’s board says it doesn’t believe the allegations are accurate.
A statement from the school says its staff is fully co-operative in the investigation, which is ongoing.
It says it is cooperating with the police and the Education Ministry in its ongoing investigation.
The school is located in the small town of North Vancouver.
It’s a small school with only a few hundred students, and the majority of students attend private schools.
The allegations came to light in August, when a woman sent CBC News a complaint to the school.
The board said it had received a number of complaints in the past year from the same woman.
“There was a student in the school that was allegedly molested by one of our teachers,” said the statement.
“We have no evidence to suggest that this incident has occurred.
Dickson, a former elementary school teacher, is facing three charges of sexual assault, sexual harassment and wilful interference with a school process. “
The board of education is currently investigating this matter in the light of the allegations.”
Dickson, a former elementary school teacher, is facing three charges of sexual assault, sexual harassment and wilful interference with a school process.
He was fired from the North Vancouver school in January.
The district said in a statement that the investigation was ongoing and the school board is not in a position to comment further.
The provincial ministry said in an email that it was “looking into these matters,” and that it is “aware of the reported incident.”
The school’s statement says Dickson resigned from his position at the school on Monday.
The statement says the school is co-operating with the investigation and that “the school board has implemented the best practices that have been recommended by the school administration.”
The statement said the school has begun an internal review.
“In light of this matter, the board has suspended Dickson for three weeks,” the statement said.
The spokesperson said that the board’s decision will be communicated at a later date.
The Canadian Teachers Federation has called for Dickson to resign.
“I am appalled by the allegations made against Nathan Dinson, and deeply concerned that his actions have caused further damage to this school community,” CTF president Paul Henderson said in the statement Wednesday.
Henderson said he was also disturbed by the fact that Dickson was allowed to stay on the job. “
CTF is calling on the school to immediately end the teacher’s employment and to provide an immediate and adequate response to the allegations and its implications for the safety of students.”
Henderson said he was also disturbed by the fact that Dickson was allowed to stay on the job.
“He was allowed by the board to stay,” he said.
There needs to be a proper investigation into this matter.” “
These children need to be safe and protected.
There needs to be a proper investigation into this matter.”
Henderson called on the public to come forward and report any suspicious behavior to the police.
“This is a very serious matter.
This is a serious situation,” he added.
Dickson is a former teacher at a private elementary school in the North West, but he is now an adjunct teacher.
He also teaches at a middle school in Surrey, B.C., and at a community college in British Colombia.
Dickey’s suspension came after the school said it was investigating two other allegations against him.
In December, the school also suspended a former principal and an interim principal.
A school board spokesperson told CBC News the school will meet with police next week to discuss the incidents.