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Durham police investigating after video of teacher allegedly behaving inappropriately shared online

Last Updated May 3, 2021 at 7:30 pm EDT

Durham Regional Police forensics vehicle is shown in this undated photo. DRPS

Durham police are investigating after a video was shared online of a grade nine teacher allegedly behaving inappropriately.

A Peterborough, Victoria, Northumberland and Clarington Catholic School Board spokesperson said, in an email to CityNews, on Friday school administrators at St. Stephen Catholic Secondary School in Bowmanville became aware that students who were logged into a virtual classroom “may have seen inappropriate behaviour” by their teacher during a break.

The spokesperson said the board is aware that a video of this incident circulated among students and online, adding the school and board are taking the matter seriously and “have addressed the matter at the school level.”

They said families of students impacted have been contacted directly and additional mental health support is in place if any students need help.

No information is being shared about the employee’s status because of privacy reasons, but the spokesperson says there is a new teacher assigned to the grade nine class.