(Black Press Media files)

B.C. teacher suspended after potty-mouthed comment over student’s fake nails

Kamloops teacher told student it must be difficult to wipe with such long nails

A high school teacher was suspended for telling a female student it must be hard to wipe herself with such long fingernails.

In a decision posted Tuesday, the B.C. Teacher Regulation Branch said Scott Edward James Watson was suspended for one day without pay after an incident involving a female Grade 11 student in late May or early June 2018.

According to the documents, Watson, who was teaching in Kamloops at the time, asked a student about her long, jewelled, manicured nails.

Watson asked the girl was able to wash her hair or type, then commented on how it must be hard for the student to wipe herself after using the bathroom.

The student said she felt uncomfortable with the conversation.

The school district served Watson a discipline letter and a one-day suspension, which he served on June 28, 2018.

The decision also referred to a 2017 incident for which he was issued two letters of direction and discipline for having inappropriate conversations with students.

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