12 Feb 2021

Ministry moves against Covid-19 conspiracy teacher

From Checkpoint, 5:50 pm on 12 February 2021

The Education Ministry has reacted swiftly after a senior teacher sent Covid-19 conspiracy theories to at least 40 principals and teachers.

The man emailed a PDF including various allegations and claimed teachers could soon lose their jobs over issues of free speech.

The ministry says it contacted the chair of the school's board as soon as it heard about the email.

RNZ education correspondent John Gerritsen talks to Lisa Owen.