The BC College of Teachers wishes to clarify reports circulating in the media regarding the case of Mr. Shawn Yu. Contrary to media reports, the College wishes to clarify that it formally notified School District No. 36 (Surrey) on September 21, 2004 that criminal charges had been laid against Mr. Yu.
This notification confirmed previous communications between the College and the School District regarding Mr. Yu. In a formal letter dated September 21, 2004, the College confirmed to the superintendent of School District No. 36 that the Ministry of Attorney General had laid a charge of Sexual Interference, contrary to Section 151 of the Criminal Code. The letter also informed the superintendent that a sub-committee of the College council had ordered an investigation into Mr. Yuâ€™s conduct.
Mr. Yuâ€™s case is currently proceeding through the Collegeâ€™s disciplinary process and no decision has been made regarding his certificate which remains valid at this time.