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School chiefs banned from teaching for 2 years

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By Fiona Reid
School chiefs banned from teaching for 2 years

TWO Dumfries teachers have been struck off after admitting being caught in possession of cocaine.

Former Dumfries High School head Mark Turner and ex-Wallace Hall deputy head Lesley Wilson were both removed from the General Teaching Council of Scotland Register on Tuesday following an allegation made against them relating to their fitness to teach.
In response to proceedings being carried out by the teaching council, both said: “I waive my right to a full hearing and admit in full the allegation made against me relating to my fitness.”
The allegation was that, on June 28 2014, at an unspecified place in Carlisle, Mr Turner and Ms Wilson were found to be in possession of a quantity of a class A drug, cocaine, for which they received a police caution by Cumbria Constabulary on June 29 2014.
Neither returned to their respective jobs after the incident.
The Fitness to Teach Panel were told that both Mr Turner and Miss Wilson wished to be removed from GTCSí Register in view of the allegation.
They will be prohibited from applying for restoration to the register for a period of two years from the date of removal.

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