Father of teenager who claimed he had sex with his physics teacher on a flight speaks out
'He's a young man who just wants to put this behind him and move on'
The boy who said he had sex with his teacher on a flight home from a school trip, did not want her to lose her job as a result of their fling, his father has said.
Eleanor Wilson was struck off by a professional conduct panel after it emerged she had had oral and full sex with a 16-year-old pupil.
The 28-year-old former physics teacher had already been sacked from her job at the school in Bristol in May 2016.
A friend said the pupil, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had bragged about sleeping with Ms Wilson on a school visit to the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland.
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He had also shown them raunchy text messages between the pair, they said.
“He said they had sex a lot on the trip to Africa and on the flight back,” they told the MailOnline.
But the boy's father, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told the website that his son did not “want her to lose her career”.
He said: "He didn't want her to lose her job over it. The relationship was only uncovered when another pupil found out about it and blackmailed her for sex.
“He then told the school and from there it was the school who pursued the investigation, not my son. He didn't want her to lose her career. He's a young man who just wants to put this behind him and move on.”
Ms Wilson was struck off from teaching after a two-day National College for Teaching and Leadership hearing found her guilty of all but two of the allegations made against her.
Independent News Service