Married teacher, 55, is banned from the classroom after taking students to a strip club, drinking alcohol with underage pupils and exposing himself to his female colleague during central America school trip

  • Richard Glenn, 55, was a teacher at Longridge Towers independent school
  • The computer science teacher was sent home six days into a three-week trip
  • He also exposed himself to the female trip leader in their joint hotel room 
  • Admitted unacceptable behaviour that may bring teaching into disrepute
  • The father-of-two was banned from the classroom indefinitely after a hearing 

A teacher at a prestigious public school has been barred after taking students to a strip club during a central America tour.

Richard Glenn, 55, had been a teacher at £9,800-a-term Longridge Towers independent school near Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, for 12 years when he was sent home six days into a three-week trip.

The computer science teacher was in charge of a group of 16 to 18-year-olds when he got drunk with his students and brought them to a strip club, The Sun reported. 

The married father-of-two also exposed himself to the female trip leader in their shared hotel room. 

Richard Glenn(pictured), 55, had been a teacher at £9,800-a-term Longridge Towers independent school near Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, for 12 years when he was sent home six days into a three-week trip

The computer science teacher was in charge of a group of 16 to 18-year-olds when got drunk and brought students to a strip club. Pictured, Longridge Towers

During one drinking session he told a student ‘I’m going to kick your f****ing head in’, and added to another ‘I’m going to f****ing kill you’.

He was too drunk to remember the threats the next morning, a professional misconduct hearing was told.

Expedition company organisers had to send him home from the trip two weeks early in July 2019.

He admitted unacceptable professional behaviour and conduct that may bring teaching into disrepute, was banned from the classroom indefinitely and cannot apply to teach again for three years.  

Caroline Tilley, who chaired the panel, said: ‘Mr Glenn was, at various times during the trip, under the influence of alcohol, and therefore not in a position to adequately take decisions or act in loco parentis.’

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