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The father of the teenage schoolboy who had sex with his teacher on a plane says his son just wants to “move on”.
The 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had oral and full sex with 28-year-old physics teacher Eleanor Wilson on a flight home from a school trip to Swaziland – and not Switzerland as previously reported.
Wilson has been struck off by a professional conduct panel after being sacked from her job at the school in Bristol in May 2016.
Now the boy’s father has spoken out about the fling, telling MailOnline that his son did not want Wilson to lose her career.
He said: “He didn’t want her to lose her job over it. The relationship was only uncovered when another pupil found out about it and blackmailed her for sex.
“He then told the school and from there it was the school who pursued the investigation, not my son. He didn’t want her to lose her career.
“He’s a young man who just wants to put this behind him and move on.”
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The teenager bragged about sleeping with Wilson while on the trip, according to a friend of the pupil.
They added: “He said they had sex a lot on the trip to Africa and on the flight back.”
A National College for Teaching and Leadership hearing found Wilson guilty of all but two of the allegations made against her.