Teacher who married ex-student 26 years younger took her and other kids to pub

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A teacher ended up marrying a former student 26 years his junior after allegedly forming an “inappropriate relationship” with her and taking her out to a pub.

Gavin Dunsmuir met Megan Reid while he was teaching at Largs Academy in Ayrshire, southwest Scotland.

The 49-year-old RE teacher left his wife and got together with Megan, and the couple now have two kids.

Dunsmuir was allegedly spotted visiting a pub with the schoolgirl and other youngsters between March and August in 2015.

He is also accused of taking the then-teenager to a colleague’s house and allowing her to spend time in the company of his daughter, the Daily Record reports.

When he challenged Dunsmuir, the teacher told him he planned to use the teenager as a babysitter for his daughter.

Suspicions were raised by another off-duty teacher after the pair were seen "looking like a couple" at the Lounge bar in Largs.

The same worker also reported seeing Megan sitting with Dunsmuir alone "on a daily basis".

The General Teaching Council for Scotland will also hear evidence that Dunsmuir allegedly had non-consensual sex with a child on two occasions between 1991 and 1993.

His behaviour involving Megan, who he "mentored" at the school, will also be examined to determine if he is fit to remain in the profession.

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A hearing notice for the watchdog reads: "On two separate occasions between 1991 and 1993, in the knowledge that Child A was under the legal age limit to provide consent, you did have sexual intercourse with Child A without her consent.

"Between March 2015 and August 2015, whilst employed as a teacher by North Ayrshire Council at School A, you did form an inappropriate relationship with a pupil, in that you did: attend a public house with said pupil and former pupils of School A; take said pupil to the home of a colleague; and spend time with said pupil in the company of your daughter."

A probe examining Dunsmuir's conduct began in 2018 but was never concluded.

He is currently subject to a temporary restriction order by the GTCS.

The full hearing is scheduled to take place between the 26th and 30th of July where Dunsmuir’s fitness to practise will be decided.

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