In a shocking turn of events, investigations revealed an incident where a teacher sleeps with students. The alleged teacher from Cape Town was working at a private school. Despite claims of being married, the accused was physically involved with her students. As a result, a number of pupils felt targeted. Hence, they filed complaints.
32-year-old alleged teacher sleeps with students
A 32-year-old female has committed the offense of sleeping with 5 students between 2013 to 2019.
Fiona Viotti was a private teacher at Bishops Diocesan College.As an active faculty member, she taught two subjects. However, the sexual misconduct incident has left a scar with her name in Cape Town.
The private school took action when a number of victims reported the offense. But it was an 18-year-old pupil whose first confession led to an outburst. Unsurprisingly, he claimed that he was sexually involved with the teacher.
The student described his relationship as ‘sexually intense.’ He went on claiming how the teacher adopted a controlling attitude against him.
Upon allegations, the school took immediate action against the teacher. It decided to hire a number of lawyers They would lead the legal investigations.
The alleged teacher, Viotti, was hired by the private school to teach history. She was also elected as the water polo coach.
A recent statement released by the school made many claims. It said the teacher resigned on her own grounds. Consequently, no further disciplinary actions would be appointed.
The school claims it had zero knowledge of teacher sleeps with students
Private College states that it had no idea about the allegations.
Fiona’s misconduct behavior was unacceptable.The private school also said that one student’s confession, led to speculations. Following him, a total of 5 other students came forward. They all had similar allegations.
Coincidently, findings showed how the school was open to cooperation. It would stand side by side with legal authorities. Also, the school accepted full social responsibilities for those affected.
Lead investigators reveal teacher sleeps with students end conclusion in line with evidence
The advocate and the attorney emphasized they were working hard. It was not an easy task to complete in one day. All legal cases demand proof. Consequently, all findings come from evidence.
Both the students and the teacher gave out their statements. This formed the basis of the case’s evidence.
The summary released by the leadership team said a few more things. It went on to conclude how the teacher was guilty of sexual misconduct. She violated the Bishops Code of Professional Conduct. This is mandatory for all teaching faculty to abide by.
Teacher sleeps with students findings reveal private school had adequate sexual misconduct policies
Parents of those students admitted at the private school raised eyebrows. For many, the situation was alarming and concerning. Also, they felt the surrounding atmosphere was just as important for student learning.
During investigations, the legal team reviewed all the current policies in place. The school’s misconduct protocols between students and teachers were sufficient. This meant the private school was taking reasonable steps to curb such events.
In the same incident, the accused teacher’s shared obscene pictures with her students. The photographs and videos related to sexual nature. They were exchanged to arouse the students. Unfortunately, the investigating team couldn’t determine who received pictures and videos from the teacher.
Coincidently, they did however make rounds on social media too. This gathered a lot of attention from pupils all around.
After resigning, Viotti has reportedly checked into a psychiatric clinic. Currently, she is under outpatient treatment. The incident brings forward an important message. The students took a brave step in facing the accuser. This way, similar schools can keep a check and balance. Only then can guilty teachers be accountable for wrongdoing.