Teacher investigated for allegedly having sex with student after party

A former PE teacher accused of having sex with her student after his end-of-year formal is now facing losing her teaching registration due to her actions.

Melissa Tweedie, who was 23 at the time of the incident, allegedly partied with a group of students at a nightclub in Glasgow, Scotland before continuing with them to a hotel where they had booked rooms in July 2017.

Miss Tweedie – from Gleniffer High School in Paisley, Renfrewshire – was alleged to have danced inappropriately with the students at the event, drinking with them and before having sexual intercourse with an 18-year-old student.

A photo of Gleniffer High School where Melissa Tweedie worked as a teacher.
Miss Tweedie worked as a PE teacher at Gleniffer High School in Paisley. Source: Google Maps

According to The Sun, the student, referred to as Pupil A, told the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) he “felt sorry” about the investigation into his former teacher.

"I had already handed in my leaver's form," he said in a statement as reported by several publications.

"In my eyes it wasn't a student event. This could have happened on a night out."

He said they had no relations before the incident occurred, adding “Miss Tweedie was sat at our table. Miss Tweedie was not drinking at the table, I was.”

According to the allegations, the teacher drank a shot (or shots) at the SWG3 nightclub and was under the influence of alcohol to the point of being inebriated in the presence of pupils in the Premier Inn.

The former student claims Miss Tweedie— who is now 27 and lives in Dubai working as a yoga teacher —stayed the night in the hotel room and left around 8am the next day.

He said he didn't invite the teacher to the hotel and doesn't know how she got there.

Miss Tweedie reportedly told the school's principal that she was at home when she was actually at the Premier Inn Hotel with students.

A photo of Melissa Tweedie, accused of sleeping with her then student in 2017, smiling at camera weaing a low cut red top.
Melissa Tweedie was accused of sleeping with her then student in 2017. Source: Supplied

Melissa Tweedie faces having her teaching registration cancelled

Ms Tweedie faces being struck off the register by the GTCS.

The allegations read: “Between June 7, 2017 and June 8, 2017, while employed by Renfrewshire Council as a PE teacher at Gleniffer High School, at the senior prom and immediately thereafter, you danced inappropriately with pupils during the prom, including making inappropriate physical contact while dancing with them at SWG3 [nightclub], Glasgow.

“[You] kissed Pupil A at the hotel in which pupils were staying for the night, the Premier Inn Hotel and engaged in sexual intercourse with Pupil A after the prom, at the Premier Inn.

“[You] drank a shot (or shots) at the bar of SWG3, behaved in an inappropriate manner in a hotel room at the Premier Inn by drinking alcohol in the presence of pupils and stating words to the effect of, ‘Can we for a minute act like I’m not a teacher’ to a pupil(s).”

Further allegations state the teacher “was alone on a bed with Pupil A and, when Pupil E entered the room, stated to Pupil E words to the effect of: “Technically I haven’t touched him yet."

“[You] were under the influence of alcohol to the point of being inebriated in the presence of pupils in the Premier Inn [and] had awareness that an ex-pupil was in possession of drugs and did not report this to the appropriate authorities.”

The police investigated the incident at the time, finding no criminality had taken place. The hearing continues.

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