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Shrewsbury teacher facing suspension over website claims

Shrewsbury | Education | Published:

A teacher is facing suspension after posting images of himself on an adult website.

A text message, inset, was sent to parents of Shrewsbury Academy pupils

Shrewsbury Academy today confirmed that a male teacher has been told not to come into work while the matter is investigated.

The allegations came to light when students from the school in Corndon Crescent started sharing images from the website on social media after discovering them.

A message about the issue was sent to parents from the school via text message.

The message said: “People may be aware of a serious issue on the internet relating to a member of staff. This member of staff is not in school at the moment whilst we investigate.”

The images include intimate images of the teacher along with personal information.

Geoff Pettengell, CEO of Shrewsbury Academies Trust, which runs Shrewsbury Academy, confirmed the allegations.

He said the school had acted swiftly once the allegations had come to light.

He added: “I am aware of this extremely serious issue and can confirm a member of staff has been asked to stay away.

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“I told the teacher involved not to come into work. It is being dealt with as you would expect.”

The images were posted to social media on Sunday evening and posts have been shared repeatedly.

Shrewsbury Academy is made up of former schools Sundorne and The Grange.

It is run by Shrewsbury Academies Trust which also includes Grange Primary School, in Bainbridge Green, and Longlands Community Primary School in Market Drayton.

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