A newly-graduated Waikato teacher who had a three-month sexual relationship with a student during which they exchanged 8000 texts has been thrown out of the profession.
Kelsey Rebekah Allen, 24, was a physical education and health teacher at Morrinsville College in 2014 when she entered into a relationship with an 18-year-old student. She was censured and stripped of her teacher registration on Wednesday by the New Zealand Teachers’ Disciplinary Tribunal.
The relationship, revealed by the student’s jilted school-aged girlfriend, involved kissing, oral sex and sexual intercourse.
A sample of risque texts sent from Allen to the student from August 1 to November 15, 2014 were presented to the tribunal.
“Of course I was going to fall for you.. Why wouldn’t I! You’re incredible you are so hot.. Everytime I see you I just wanna kiss you …,” read one text.
“…[you’re] the cutest sleeper! You made little noises.. How do you know me so well it’s been like a couple of months.”
New Zealand Teachers’ Disciplinary Tribunal chair Kenneth Johnston, censured Allen for serious misconduct and cancelled her registration at a hearing held in Hamilton.