Aldergrove teacher handed two-week suspension following homophobic joke

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An Aldergrove metal fabrication and machining teacher has been suspended for two weeks following a homophobic joke he played on a student.

According to a discipline decision released by the Teachers’ Regulation Branch, Aldergove Community Secondary School teacher Daniel Ogloff placed a piece of masking tape on the back of a male Grade 11 student with the words “I’m gay” written on it. Ogloff did so without the student’s knowledge and allowed him to leave the class with the tape on his back.

Following the incident, which happened in September 2012, Ogloff was given a 10-week suspension without pay and was required to participate in restorative action with the student.

On Monday, Ogloff started his two-week suspension of his teaching certificate.

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