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Teacher suspended for slapping ‘I’m Gay’ message on teen’s back

Teacher suspended for slapping ‘I’m Gay’ message on teen’s back

A Canadian teacher is facing weeks of suspension after playing a homophobic prank on a teen.

Daniel Mark Ogloff has defended his actions as ‘horseplay’ after he slapped a ‘I’m Gay’ sticker on the Grade 11 student’s back.

He is a metal fabrication and machining teacher at Aldergrove Community Secondary School in Lnagley, British Columbia.

During a class last year, he let the boy leave class unaware after he affixed the tape on his back. The teacher allowed other students to take pictures and tease him.

Ogloff had earlier received a verbal warning from the school district over comments he made to Grade 7 students and he received another letter over comments to a Grade 12 student in class, CBC News reports.

The school district suspended Ogloff from work without pay for 10 weeks last November for acting unprofessionally and disrespectfully.

The BC Commissioner of Teacher Regulation has now suspended his teaching certificate for two weeks, from 22 September to 5 October.