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Teacher made up car death to skip work

Aug. 2, 2012 at 12:59 PM   |   Comments

SHOTTS, Scotland, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- A Scottish disciplinary panel heard how a high school music teacher made up a story about running over a small girl in his car to get out of work.

Joyce Kilmartin, head teacher at Calderhead High School in Shotts, said Derek McGlone, 42, fabricated stories on a "number of occasions" to take time off from work, The Daily Telegraph reported Thursday.

"He started off telling a few silly lies. He then lied about knocking a girl over and killing her -- he said he felt his car wheels running over her body," Kilmartin told the General Teaching Council Scotland hearing.

McGlone said he was "embarrassed and sorry" for his actions.

"I can give no reasonable explanation for my actions," he said.

The panel handed down a 12-month reprimand against McGlone's name on the teaching register.

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