That must have been an exciting day in the Religious Education class.
A religious education teacher has been struck off after telling pupils: “Hitler wasn’t all bad – he killed the Jews, the gays and the disabled”.
David McNally also told pupils at Kilwinning Academy that he would rather have been a child abuser and liked to watch porn on his mobile phone.
The remarks were made to S3 and higher RE classes on 1 November 2012.
First of all he seems to have gone off topic…although I suppose he could have been attempting to explain why Hitler was a good and orthodox Catholic, to start with, and then shifted to explaining why child abuse is totally Catholic and orthodox and good. (I still don’t get the porn connection though.)
Second, too much information.
As well as the remark about Hitler he asked one of his Higher pupils if they had had sex at the weekend.
On the same day he said to pupils in his third year class: “I didn’t want to be a teacher. I would rather have been a prison warden or a child abuser.”
He also said: “I have a part-time job at a children’s home – they have taught me how to whip a child with a wet towel without leaving a mark.”
The hearing was also told he said: “I love my mobile phone because I can sit and watch porn on it.”
McNally also made inappropriate comments about disgraced DJ Jimmy Savile after widespread reports emerged about him being a child abuser.
He really was thorough about it, wasn’t he.