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Teacher resigns after parents find sexually explicit OnlyFans pictures

Kirsty Buchan has resigned from her role at Bannerman High School in Baillieston after receiving many complaints from parents.

Only days after she joined OnlyFans, a subscription site that has been called a “paywall for porn,” her content was found.

According to Glasgow City Council, it is looking into Ms. Buchan’s behaviour and will send the matter to the General Teaching Council.

But the physics instructor claimed to STV News that she merely began publishing images in response to a salary dispute with managers in order to make money.

The 33-year-old said that if she took more than three days off to care for her ill child, her salary would be deducted.

“My son has digestive problems and I need to spend more time looking after him, but the attitude from the school has been stinking,” said Ms Buchan, who lives with her 11-year-old son in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire.

“They told me to find somebody else to look after him, but as a single parent I only have my 81-year-old grandmother, who has been diagnosed with breast cancer and has just had surgery.”

Six years into her tenure as a teacher at Bannerman High School, Ms. Buchan claims she developed strong bonds with her students.

She had read of individuals generating significant sums of money on OnlyFans, a website where users pay a monthly fee to access posts from artists.

It has become known as “the paywall for porn” because the majority of its revenue comes from creators selling sexually explicit photos and videos.

“I signed up last Friday night – my friend put my profile online with some old pictures,” said Ms Buchan. “But it didn’t take long for them to leak. By Monday afternoon I was getting loads of messages, which was a shock to me.

“Around 50 of those messages were from kids at the school – I was getting emails and messages on Facebook and Instagram.

“The school weren’t paying me so I was crying my eyes out. I’ve got bills to pay and they said my wages would be docked if I took more than three days off to care for my sick son.

“I handed in my resignation earlier this week as the school resorted to bullying tactics. I was fed up staying up til 1am working for free on coursework.”

Ms Buchan said she has now made more than her monthly salary in a week of being on OnlyFans. She also intends to continue posting on the site and has plans to set up her own dog walking business.

Bannerman High School in Glasgow.

“I would challenge the facts,” she said. “Why are we teaching females they cannot show their bodies to make money? The people complaining are just bored housewives whose husbands are on the site, it’s just jealousy.

“It’s an over 18s website so children shouldn’t be on it anyway.”

When asked how she would feel if she discovered that her own son’s teacher was posting on OnlyFans, Ms Buchan replied: “I would say ‘on yersel hen, if you’ve got it, flaunt it’.

“It’s nobody’s business to judge. My son has been raised correctly not to judge people. He could actually teach the adults a thing or two.”

A spokeswoman for Glasgow City Council said: “This teacher was under investigation prior to tendering her resignation following the widespread distribution of wholly inappropriate and pornographic images.

“The council has a code of conduct that all employees should adhere to and a teacher who has actively pursued a second income on this type of website brings their school, the council and their profession into disrepute.

“We will be referring the details of our investigation to the General Teaching Council and have responded to parental complaints made to the school.”

Due to concerns about students’ violent and abusive behaviour, teachers at Bannerman High School are now on strike.

With a further eight days of strike action planned for December, members of the NASUWT teachers’ union went on strike on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

According to the union, students have intimidated and verbally abused instructors at the school.

The NASUWT claims that if instructors at the school decline to stay in a classroom with a student who is endangering their safety, they will be sent home without pay.

The council asserted that the NASUWT was providing a “inaccurate reflection” of the support offered by the council to teachers while denying that any staff members had received pay-related threats.

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