B.C. teacher reprimanded for calling Muslim student ‘Taliban’

Sooke Grade 11 math teacher Matthew Pell repeatedly referred to the teen as “Taliban” and told the class “don’t make her angry, otherwise she will bomb you.”

A Vancouver Island high school teacher has been disciplined for referring to a Muslim student as Taliban.

A ruling from the British Columbia Commissioner for Teacher Regulation says Sooke Grade 11 math teacher Matthew Pell repeatedly singled out the student in the fall of 2014.

The ruling says Pell admitted to referring to the teen as “Taliban” and also told the class “don’t make her angry, otherwise she will bomb you.”

He agreed the comments amount to professional misconduct.

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Categories: Americas, Canada, Education

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