The Province- A former North Vancouver independent school principal has been suspended two months after admitting to joking about being a pedophile and holding a pocket knife up to an autistic student and telling her to “erase your life.” Gerard MacIntosh admitted to several bizarre incidents of professional misconduct while teaching Grade 8 students at Vancouver Waldorf School in North Van during the 2013-14 year, according to a Teacher Regulation Branch discipline agreement. The branch’s disclosure of the deal didn’t identify the school, however, The Province confirmed the incidents with school administrators took place there. In one incident, according to the agreement, MacIntosh admitted he badly upset a girl who had been diagnosed with autism when she asked him for an eraser in class. He held out a pocket knife in front of a group of students and told the girl, “Here, use this to erase your life.” In another case, a student asked MacIntosh if he would be wearing a costume for a Halloween party for Grade 7s and 8s at the school. MacIntosh responded that he was already in his costume dressed as a pedophile, his agreement states.
Oh okay. Well I guess this is it. This is the day comedy died and these kids killed it. Mark it down. September 24th, 2015. Put it on comedy’s gravestone. Dead. RIP. Jokes aren’t jokes anymore I guess. Everything is taken so seriously. You can’t say anything without the PC Police jumping down your throat and saying, “Hey you can’t say that!” I mean come on. You know things are too PC when a grown man can’t tell a bunch of children that he’s planning to dress up as a pedophile for Halloween. I don’t know about you but where I’m from that’s a knee slapper. A real side splitter. Do the people who are mad about it get the joke? Do they? I feel like they don’t. It’s edgy. Let’s break it down. He works in school. He works with kids all day everyday. Telling them that he’s going to dress up as a pedophile is the last thing they wanna hear and it’ll scare the shit out of the parents and the kids. And therein lies the comedy. Too damn funny.
On second thought, this guy might want to find a new line of work that doesn’t involve kids. He doesn’t seem to like them all that much.
In one incident, according to the agreement, MacIntosh admitted he badly upset a girl who had been diagnosed with autism when she asked him for an eraser in class. He held out a pocket knife in front of a group of students and told the girl, “Here, use this to erase your life.”
Becoming a principal was an odd career choice for him.