A deputy head teacher gave Aberdeenshire pupils lewd nicknames during a speech.
Graeme Cowie gave a number of pupils “sexual” names, at Mearns Academy, Laurencekirk, last year during the leavers assembly.
Mr Cowie, who was acting head teacher at Inverurie Academy at the time, had used a random name generator which he had found on the internet the night before the incident.
The 38-year-old had been invited back to his former school to give a speech. Mr Cowie also claimed one pupil had wet themselves in first year and made an indecent joke and swore during his speech to fifth and sixth year pupils in April last year.
The popular teacher’s comments were made in front of several other staff members and he was subsequently reported to the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS).
The maths and physics teacher admitted all of the charges against him at a hearing yesterday. But he denied that he is unfit to teach, claiming his “ego” took over during the “worst 15 minutes of his career”.
Mr Cowie admitted using inappropriate language and acting inappropriately in front of pupils. He also admitted that he had used language that was “sexual in nature” to pupils and being disrespectful towards colleagues.
In a written statement, Angela Wortherspoon, deputy rector at Mearns Academy, said: “I thought I was going to be sick. I was struggling to get my head around what Graeme had just done.”
Mr Cowie conceded that his fitness to teach was impaired at the time but he denies that it is now.
Following the speech, Mr Cowie was removed from his position by Aberdeenshire Council.
However, the authority took no further action and he is working as a depute rector at The Gordon Schools in Huntly. The hearing continues.