Teacher investigated over 'inappropriate' act for World Book Day

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An English teacher is being investigated after donning a skin-tight morphsuit at a school event, reportedly leaving students and parents shocked and traumatised.

Martyn Tunstall, a teacher at Broxburn Academy in Edinburgh, chose the "inappropriate" outfit for World Book Day, and allegedly told students he was dressed as Spider-Man as he chased them around the classroom.

Both pupils and parents were said to be stunned by the revealing outfit which left little to the imagination, it's been reported.

English teacher Martyn Tunstall donned the skin-tight red costume to surprise pupils at Broxburn Academy in West Lothian on Thursday but parents were left fuming. Source: Deadline
English teacher Martyn Tunstall donned the skin-tight red costume to surprise pupils at Broxburn Academy in West Lothian on Thursday but parents were left fuming. Source: Deadline

Pictures of the English teacher walking around his classroom show him dressed head-to-toe in the figure-hugging get up, while another showed the top of the suit upzipped, revealing his face.

The incident occurred last Thursday at the Scottish school, with a concerned relative of a student sharing pictures of the teacher on Twitter on Friday.

The Tweet claimed the teacher had "been sacked" following the incident, but according to The Sun, Mr Tunstall was hit with a two-day suspension because of his poor outfit choice.

It's believed the English teacher claimed the questionable red suit was a surprise for the kids on World Book Day which he wore for a short period of time during a lunchtime event.

But reports say the youngsters, some as young as 11 and 12, were troubled by the "horrendous" look, with many taking photos to show their parents who later complained to the school.

Photos spark outrage on social media: 'Not appropriate'

Parents outraged by the teacher's actions shared their distaste for the outfit online.

"The kids were scared and felt beyond uncomfortable. Absolutely everything was on show," one person reportedly raged.

NEVSEHIR, TURKEY - JULY 19: Burak Soylu, known with his performances in the
NEVSEHIR, TURKEY - JULY 19: Burak Soylu, known with his performances in the "Spider-Man" costume, performs in Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey on July 19, 2021. (Photo by Behcet Alkan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

"Anyone else think this is an appropriate costume for World Book Day? Worn by a teacher at Broxburn Academy," another questioned on Twitter.

"I’ve seen pictures and I know the teacher a lot more intimately than I ever wanted to. Why did anyone think this was appropriate?" another said, according to Kidspot.

While some parents fumed, several people online failed to see the issue and considered it a bit of harmless fun.

"Imagine going for a new job after that. ‘What were you sacked for in your last job?’" one person joked.

The school's deputy head Kirstie Richmond declined to comment on the matter, according to Deadline.

While a spokesman for West Lothian Council said the issue is "currently being addressed internally".

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