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Female teacher gets community payback for loving pupil.

A female school teacher from Bannockburn High School, Stirling,Scotland, appeared at Stirling sheriff  court today charged with being infatuated and in love with a school pupil.

Mrs Bernadette Smith who ended up in bed with her pupil, wearing only jeans and  bra. Gary Ralston’s teacher lay beside him through the night with sexual advances and told Garry she loved him.

Smith spent a lot of time with Gary Ralston as she was his private tutor at his home in Stirlingshire. Gary’s grandmother found out about the affair and told the school, which suspended Smith immediately and contacted Police Scotland.

Sheriff Wyllie Robertson told Smith, 35, who kissed Gary, 16, and lay beside him wearing only jeans and a bra, that she had committed a serious abuse of trust, and only the fact that she had not gone further had saved her from a jail sentence.

Smith was placed under supervision for two years as part of a community payback order. She will remain on the sex offenders register for the same period.

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