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Teachers quit over sexual harassment

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 13/04/2017
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Two women teachers have resigned from St Patrick's College in Upper Hutt because of sexual harassment, and Education Minister Hekia Parata says legal action is involved.

Rector Gerard Tully wrote to parents on Thursday saying the teachers decided to resign as a result of the "considerable distress" they had experienced, Fairfax reports.

Four year nine boys were suspended from the school in March after filming female teachers inappropriately.

Asked about the resignations, Ms Parata told reporters: "My understanding is that there is some legal action in respect of this case.

"I would expect that the board of the school will be concerned and will be taking responsible measures."

Ms Parata wouldn't comment further.

"It's a matter for the school and those teachers."

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