Scots instructor ‘was so drunk on night time she allegedly kissed pupil that colleague was shocked she was in a position to stand’, listening to advised

A SCOTS instructor was so drunk on the night time she allegedly kissed a pupil {that a} colleague was shocked she was even in a position to stand, a listening to was advised.

Ashley McConnell stated she visited a number of bars and was ordering two drinks at a time in addition to pictures throughout an evening out in Thurso, Caithness, with pals in March 2018.

The physics instructor, who taught at Thurso Excessive Faculty, then went to a neighborhood nightclub, Skinandi’s, the place she is alleged to have danced in a sexualised method with a pupil.

Ashley McConnell taught physics at Thurso Excessive Faculty.

Fellow science instructor Angela Sutherland yesterday claimed Miss McConnell, also referred to as Ashley Swanson, was so drunk she may “hardly stringing two phrases collectively”.

Mrs Sutherland additionally added that she didn’t know “how she was nonetheless standing.”

It’s alleged that later that night Miss McConnell, who was 30 on the time, kissed the 17-year-old “three or 4 occasions”, touched his backside and groin and held arms with him.

The mum-of-two, who was married on the time, remembers the pupil standing in entrance of her however can’t recall if extra occurred as a result of quantity of alcohol she drank.

Giving proof to the Common Educating Council for Scotland (GTCS), Mrs Sutherland stated: “The entire science division was in my home for my fiftieth birthday, we had a takeaway and drank some wines and beers.

“Ashley had rather a lot to drink at my home, that was earlier than we had even gone out, after I left her she was actually drunk, she was hardly stringing two phrases collectively.

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“I used to be moderately sober, as a result of we had been in my home.

“I didn’t actually really feel drunk at any level that night time and I used to be very conscious of how drunk she was.

“She’d been ingesting beers however I believe Jack Daniels as effectively and after I left she gave me an enormous hug and was slurring her phrases saying ‘I like you’, I don’t understand how she was nonetheless standing.”

She continued: “As a instructor you perhaps don’t need to be in that form of state however in my view she was in a pub for over 18’s and a nightclub the place she shouldn’t be encountering any pupils.

“She shouldn’t have been put able the place there have been pupils there within the first place.”

On Tuesday Miss McConnell admitted that she couldn’t keep in mind all of her actions on the night time in query.

She stated: “I don’t keep in mind dancing with him however that isn’t to say I didn’t dance with him.

“I additionally don’t keep in mind among the different stuff which could have occurred however that was me simply attempting to be as trustworthy as I could possibly be.

“I really feel it’s fairly important to kiss somebody, it’s one thing that I might keep in mind given I keep in mind the confrontation and different memorable moments from the night time.

“However I can not declare that as a result of I don’t keep in mind it doesn’t imply it didn’t occur.

“You realize anybody after they drink extreme quantities of alcohol they behave in methods they wouldn’t behave in any other case.

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“I can keep in mind elements of the night time and it’s not like I’ve blacked out and never remembered the night, I don’t have an evidence, it’s simply the impact of ingesting giant quantities of alcohol.

“I imagine that within the pubs I used to be ingesting two drinks at a time and within the membership I used to be ingesting pictures however I can’t make certain I keep in mind ingesting the pictures.”

The Scots instructor admits holding arms with the teenager however denies kissing him.

She has additionally been accused of telling two pupils on the membership to “f**ok off” earlier than gesturing two fingers at them.

Thurso High School
Thurso Excessive Faculty.

She then allegedly stated she would “combat the b***h” in reference to one of many feminine pupils.

Miss McConnell stated: “I had a recollection of getting an altercation with two women.

“The occasions within the smoking space weren’t clear in my thoughts.

“I had a confrontation within the smoking space, the 2 women had been very loudly talking about my private life I imagine to Emilie and it was with the intention I might hear it, talking about saying I wasn’t behaving as I ought to as a instructor, they felt sorry for my husband and my baby and I believe that touched a nerve.”

Miss McConnell faces being struck off the instructing register by the Common Educating Council for Scotland (GTCS) following an investigation over her alleged behaviour.

She was suspended from her job after involved pupils approached faculty bosses with a video of the alleged incident.

College students who had been on the nightclub stated the instructor was dancing in a “sexualised” and “soiled” method.

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The Thurso Excessive Faculty pupil that Miss McConnell was accused of appearing inappropriately with advised faculty bosses he kissed her “three or 4 occasions”.

The listening to continues.