Londoner loses teaching certificate after pleading guilty to break-in, assaults

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A former London teacher has had his teaching certificate yanked after he pleaded guilty to breaking into a home and assaulting two people, Ontario’s teaching regulator says.

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Kevin Lee Joseph Lamure, a former long-term occasional teacher at Byron Southwood elementary school, was found guilty of professional misconduct by a disciplinary committee after a June 29 hearing, the Ontario College of Teachers said.

He is no longer a college member and is restricted from teaching in publicly funded schools, the college said.

The decision followed Lamure’s guilty plea last August to breaking and entering, aggravated assault of a woman and assaulting a man with a weapon at a St. Thomas home on Dec. 29, 2018, the college said. He was sentenced to six months in jail followed by three years’ probation.

Lamure did not appeal his criminal conviction or sentence.

The Thames Valley District school board terminated his employment on Sept. 25, 2021, the college said.

Lamure received his teaching certificate from the University of Windsor in 2007, a year after graduating with an honours degree in fine arts, the college said.

Neither Lamure nor his lawyer, Heather Ann McConnell, immediately responded to requests for comment.

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