A Brisbane mother who found out on Twitter that a paedophile teacher had been working at her daughter’s school says she may never send her child there again.
Crossbench senator Derryn Hinch used parliamentary privilege on Tuesday night to accuse the Brisbane school of lying to parents about the teacher by telling them he was on long service leave when he was actually behind bars.
Senator Hinch told the upper house the teacher was convicted after grooming a boy and sexually abusing him for several years.
But when a concerned parent told the school he planned to tell other parents the truth he was threatened with legal action, the Senate heard.
The mother, who does not wish to be named, says she found out about the allegations made in the Senate on Twitter.
On Wednesday she kept her daughter, who’s attended the school for several years, home and may never send her back.