High school teacher Matthew S. Pell has been disciplined for uttering racist remarks to a student in his Grade 11 Class. The Consent Resolution Agreement states that he repeatedly referred to one of his students as “Taliban” and made comments such as “Don’t make her angry otherwise she’ll bomb you,” and “She’s going to blow everything up.”
According to the Resolution Agreement:
- Proper discipline procedures have been followed;
- Mr. Pell has agreed with the facts presented in the document;
- Mr. Pell has agreed to the consequences, and will be completing a course administered through the Justice Institute (“Building Cultural Intelligence in Your Workplace”) by June 30, 2016.
Although the School District has been identified as being “Sooke,” Mr. Pell does not teach in Sooke. He teaches at a high school in Colwood, within the catchment of SD62.