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Hundreds of Queensland teachers are reportedly under investigation for inappropriate behaviour in schools, including sexual misconduct.
Twenty-six teachers had their registrations suspended or cancelled in the past year, according to documents obtained by The Courier-Mail newspaper under Right to Information laws.
Almost all of these teachers were cited for sexual misconduct, including one pre-school teacher - previously investigated for molesting young children - who got his students to strip naked and paint each other while he took photos.
Another teacher had a threesome with students in the back seat of his car after taking them to a Gay Pride march, the paper said.
In another case, a teacher cartwheeled naked in front of 12 year-old students on a school camp and entered their tents dressed in women's underwear.
He was eventually convicted of raping a 13-year-old girl at a Brisbane private school, the newspaper said.
As of December last year, the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) figures showed 679 investigations since 2006 had been finalised.
Of those, 53 were disciplined by the college. Another 356 are still open, of which 15 are being investigated by QCT and the other 341 by outside authorities.
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