Suspended substitute teacher listed as school employee in SD 57

Suspended teacher back

A former Campbell River substitute teacher who was suspended over violent comments he made about his students is now listed as working in the Prince George School District.

CTV Vancouver Island reports, on Nov. 6, 2018, substitute teacher Joshua Frederick Roland Laurin was heard making concerning comments about students while on a field trip.

Laurin said he didn't like his job or being around kids, that he wished to use one student to beat two other students to death and injure a third, and that he wanted to use one of the students to "whack" two others.

He was also heard saying that if he was going to die the next day he would want to hurt students as he would not face any consequences.

Two days after the field trip, the Campbell River School District suspended Laurin from the teachers on call list for three weeks and required him to take a Justice Institute of BC course called, "reinforcing professional boundaries," which he completed in March 2019.

Following his suspension, SD 72 later said that he was no longer employed by the school district in a statement. 

In April 2019, the BCCTR reviewed the incident. After speaking with students and conducting an investigation, the commissioner decided to suspend Laurin's teaching certificate for one day. 

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