A disgraced teacher has been struck off after having sex with two pupils in a school cupboard.
Muir McCormick, a maths teacher at Bearsden Academy in Glasgow, also took advantage of two girls, then aged 16 and 17, in the house he shared with his wife.
The General Teaching Council Scotland (GTCS) has struck off McCormick and added him to the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme barred list.
The former teacher was jailed for 14 months in November after admitting grooming, fondling and having sex with the girls at Dumbarton Sheriff Court. A plea of not guilty to possessing child pornography was accepted by the court.
The 39-year-old’s first victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was a girl aged 17 at the time.
Between August 2007 and May 2008 he would have sex with her once a week, often in a cupboard behind his desk, during free periods and lunchtimes. She was part of a Young Enterprise group at the school, which was run by McCormick.
The relationship only emerged after another girl, aged 16 at the time, told her parents and the police about McCormick. She said McCormick had asked her to dress up as an eight-year-old in front of a camera, and they had sex in a tent in a park in Ardrossan, Ayrshire.
Their relationship lasted between December 2008 and May 2009, until the girl sent him a text saying she had "feelings" for him, which he reported to his department head.
He went on to have sex with her in a locked cupboard. He later asked her to wear children's clothing and a badge saying ‘I'm eight’, saying he fantasised about eight-year-old girls, depute fiscal Shiela McDiarmid told the court. The 16-year-old now has difficulty forming relationships, the court heard.
McCormick had sex with both girls at the home he shared with his wife, Nicola, 40, and touched the older girl inappropriately in the back row of the Odeon cinema in Glasgow's Quay.
Sentencing McCormick, Sheriff David Hall said: "In the background reports you claim you are unaware what you were doing was wrong; that you didn't think it was against the law for a teacher to have a relationship with pupils.
"I find this most disturbing and quite incredible."
The father-of-two was banned from seeing any children who were not his own. He was also barred from using any computers or mobile phones with internet access for ten years.
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