Pupil posted video of teacher on web

A PUPIL who used a mobile phone to take a video of a teacher and then put it on a website has been excluded from a college. The young girl, a pupil at Samuel Whitbread Community College, Clifton, remains at home following the recent incident. The short vi

A PUPIL who used a mobile phone to take a video of a teacher and then put it on a website has been excluded from a college.

The young girl, a pupil at Samuel Whitbread Community College, Clifton, remains at home following the recent incident.

The short video of the incident, which was taken during a lesson, was posted on the YouTube website.

College principal Robert Robson has told pupils at an assembly that he will rigorously enforce strict rules regarding the use of mobile phones in college.


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A statement from Mr Robson said: "We have had a recent incident where a student used a mobile phone to video a teacher and placed the video on YouTube.

"The video itself is innocuous and shows the teacher going about everyday teaching tasks.

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"As soon as we became aware that a video of a member of staff had been posted on YouTube, we had it removed and interviewed the student and the parents.

"The student is clear that this action is totally unacceptable and has received a very serious sanction as punishment. The member of staff has received the appropriate advice and support.

"In assemblies we have made it clear to all students that we will always take strong actions to protect the privacy of all staff and students in the college.

"Students are aware that we have strict rules governing the use of mobile phones in the college and that we rigorously enforce these.

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