A teacher in the Coquitlam school district has quit after repeatedly being warned to stop touching kids inappropriate.
Kevin James Buffel received several warnings dating back three years.
But he wasn’t suspended, with pay, until earlier this year when the principal saw a girl in his Grade 2/3 class sitting on his lap while the kids watched a movie in a darkened room.
Following that Jan. 14 incident, Buffel admitted he ignored previous orders to stop hugging or lifting girls up, as well as holding them in his lap.
A search of his work computer contained graphic, highly sexual images of adults with children, including incestuous relationships.
Staff also found some disturbing websites were accessed during school hours.
Buffel voluntarily resigned in May and agreed not to teach again.