Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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PR03 - (Sask-Teacher-Misconduct)

REGINA. x-11s. A retired teacher in Saskatchewan has denied any professional misconduct with members of a girls' basketball team she coached in the late 1980s. Martina Cain testified in her own defence yesterday at a disciplinary hearing into accusations made by four former students at a high school in La Ronge. The students allege Cain made them take off an article of clothing every time they missed a shot during basketball practice. Cain did admit to sharing a bed with a student when the girl's parents asked if she could stay over when they were out of town, but she said nothing inappropriate happened. Speaking outside the hearing, Roger LePage, lawyer for the disciplinary committee, says teacher and student boundary violations haven't changed in the last 30 years.

("...the same bed.") (SOURCE:Global Regina)

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TAG: A written decision is to be released sometime in the coming weeks. The committee is asking for a fine of up to 10-thousand dollars and revocation of Cain's teaching licence. …

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