Hundred of Hoo teacher arrested over pupil 'affair' claims
A teacher has been arrested following
allegations he seduced two ex-pupils.
Mark Spendley has been suspended from his job at Hundred of Hoo
School, while investigations continue.
Two girls who were pupils at the school
have claimed they had affairs with Mr Spendley, a media
One of the girls, Sirisha Chhibber, now
19, told a national newspaper that the alleged relationship began
in June 2009, on her last day at the school in Main Road, Hoo.
The other girl, a 17-year-old, has not
been named. She is no longer a student at the school.
A Medway police spokesman confirmed
officers are investigating an incident of abuse of position at a
school in the area.
She added: “A 35-year-old man from
Queenborough, Isle of Sheppey, has been arrested in relation to the
incident and is currently on police bail.”
Gary Holden, executive principal of the
Hundred of Hoo School, said: "The safety of all of our pupils is an
absolute priority for us and as soon as these allegations came to
light this teacher was immediately suspended and barred from the
“As there is an ongoing criminal investigation
we are unable to comment any further on this matter."
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