55-year-old teacher banned from classroom after taking students to a strip club and exposing himself to his female colleague

A teacher has been banned from the classroom for taking students to a strip club during a central America tour.

Richard Glenn, 55, a computer science teacher had been teaching at £9,800-a-term Longridge Towers independent school near Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, for 12 years.

He was in charge of a group of 16 to 18-year-olds when he got drunk with his students and brought them to a strip club, The Sun reported.

The married father-of-two also exposed himself to the female trip leader in their shared hotel room.

During one drinking session he reportedly told a student ‘I’m going to kick your f****ing head in’, and added to another ‘I’m going to f****ing kill you’.

He was too drunk to remember the threats the next morning, a professional misconduct hearing was told.

Expedition company organisers had to send him home from the trip two weeks early in July 2019.

During the misconduct hearing, he admitted unacceptable professional behaviour and conduct that may bring teaching into disrepute. He was banned from the classroom indefinitely and cannot apply to teach again for three years.

Caroline Tilley, who chaired the panel, said: ‘Mr. Glenn was, at various times during the trip, under the influence of alcohol, and therefore not in a position to adequately take decisions or act in loco parentis.’

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