Teacher sacked over prom night party wants to stay in the profession
Richard Hutchison, 57, drove to the event but drank too much and agreed to stay in a hotel room already booked by male pupils.
The chemistry teacher, who was later suspended as Head of Science at Johnstone High School, Renfrewshire, before his dismissal, kissed a boy on the cheek for a dare and took off his trousers before sleeping on the floor.
A Snapchat picture of Mr Hutchison sitting on a chair in his boxer shorts emerged on social media, eventually landing him in front of the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS).
Hutchison drove to the event but drank too much and agreed to stay in a hotel room already booked
It is the last thing I think about at night and the first thing I think about in the morning
At a GTCS hearing in Edinburgh yesterday, he admitted all the charges against him but denied he is unfit to teach.
Mr Hutchison, whose pupils launched a petition to lift his suspension, criticised colleagues for failing to look after him and alleged that the headteacher knew he was spending the night in a room with pupils.
The case comes just four months after teacher Isabelle Graham was struck off the teaching register after she slept with a 17-year-old pupil from Whitburn Academy in West Lothian at a school prom night in June 2014.
Students have launched a petition to lift his suspension
Mr Hutchison was in attendance at the prom night in June 2015 at the three star Burnhouse Manor Hotel in Beith, Ayrshire.
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A joint statement of facts from Jamie Foulis, Mr Hutchison's lawyer and Carla Roth, the GTCS presenting officer, was read to the hearing.
It stated: "Mr Hutchison consumed to excess. The respondent slept on the floor under a blanket in his boxers and shirt.
"Some of the young people joked about the respondent being one of their boyfriends and approached the respondent asking for a kiss. He 'pecked' the student."
Giving evidence at the hearing, Mr Hutchison admitted: "My conduct was unwise, unprofessional and a significant error of judgement. It is the last thing I think about at night and the first thing I think about in the morning.
"As the night wore on I was approached by two male student who asked about my sleeping arrangements. At first I declined their offer. I slept under a blanket on my own on the floor.
"I accept it was my responsibility to protect myself but I am disappointed with my colleagues attending the event who failed to see my vulnerable position."
Mr Hutchison, who got a taxi home in the morning and returned later for his car, said he did not consider the prom a school event because the sixth years had effectively left Johnstone High.
The hearing continues.