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Tuesday, 21 May, 2002, 09:24 GMT 10:24 UK
Teacher displays porn during exam
Sixth formers at a leading independent school were exposed to pornographic images of women during a mock exam.

The students at Marlborough College in Wiltshire were part way through the AS-level exam when several looked up and noticed indecent pictures being relayed onto a large screen.


An investigation was held immediately... and has led to disciplinary action being taken

Edward Gould, head teacher
The invigilator, maths teacher Richard Jowett, appeared to have been looking at the material on his personal computer, forgetting it was linked up to the monitor.

In a statement, head teacher Edward Gould said: "Three weeks ago, while invigilating a practice examination for 17 pupils, Richard Jowett used the computer and entered a website for 13 minutes containing still photographs of naked adult women."

"The classroom monitor was on and some pupils saw these photographs.

"At the end of the examination, a pupil reported the incident to another member of the teaching staff.

"An investigation was held immediately - this included a full technical investigation and has led to disciplinary action being taken.

"Mr Jowett is currently on sick leave."

Mr Gould would not disclose whether Mr Jowett would be returning to the school and declined to answer any further questions.


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