Teacher banned for life for taking drugs with teen students

A teacher who took legal highs with a student and watched another student take Viagra has been banned from teaching for life.

Robert Roskelly, 33, also admitted staying the night at a pupil’s house and holding topless fitness training sessions with his pupils at Winstanley Community College in Braunstone, Leicester.

The Science teacher befriended the boys on Facebook, despite repeated warnings this was against school rules.

A professional conduct panel heard the teacher sat on the bed of a pupil while the boy was standing on the floor dressed only in underpants.

Mr Roskelly also admitted taking drugs with a 15-year-old pupil, including mephedrone and legal highs.

The professional conduct panel of the National College for Teaching found him guilty of unacceptable professional conduct.

He has been prohibited from teaching indefinitely.

Although Mr Roskelly did not attend the hearing, his representative said he had regretted his “poor decisions” and was “deeply disappointed” with his conduct.