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A teacher has been suspended for 3 years after sending inappropriate texts and emails to a student and asking her for images of herself.
Aurelio ‘Bobby’ Gallo, 53, was a highschool music teacher on the prestigious all-girls Methodist Ladies’ College in Perth.
His student Bridget Malcolm obtained emails, texts and telephone calls from the teacher between 2007 and 2008 and after her commencement on the finish of the 12 months.
The emails confirmed Gallo needed topless images from Ms Malcolm after she left college, gifted her a silver allure, and signed off his messages with ‘luv at all times’.
Gallo had his educating licence suspended after he was discovered to have dedicated ‘critical misconduct’ by the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia in August.
A teacher has been suspended for 3 years after sending inappropriate texts and emails to a student (pictured, Bridget Malcolm) and asking her for images of herself
Aurelio ‘Bobby’ Gallo, 53, was a highschool music teacher who taught Bridget Malcolm on the prestigious all-girls Methodist Ladies’ College in Perth
The board first obtained an e mail about inappropriate behaviour by Gallo in March final 12 months and the criticism was then investigated.
In a doc printed by the goard detailing the choice to droop Gallo’s licence, it discovered the music teacher had engaged in ‘grooming-like behaviour’.
The Board discovered the pair had initially emailed about college issues however the dialog modified extra time.
Gallo despatched an e mail from his private account asking for the student’s quantity on July 14, 2007.
He later despatched one other two emails after Ms Malcolm and a gaggle of scholars turned up to his property unannounced in the course of the college holidays in the identical month.
‘By the way in which don’t fret I did not thoughts the stalking the opposite day,’ he wrote.
‘I will likely be attempting to get one thing sorted concerning your [instrument] tomorrow, I’ll let you know the way I’m going if you need.
‘Will you be dropping by this vacation!! HA HA’
Gallo ended one other e mail with the sign-off ‘love’ and made reference to it once more in a separate e mail despatched on December 19, 2007.
Former Victoria’s Secret mannequin Bridget Malcolm, 30, was a student on the prestigious all-girls Methodist Ladies’ College in Perth, and was taught by Bobby Gallo, 53, who has now misplaced his educating licence
Malcolm revealed she was the student Gallo had been discovered to have had ‘critical misconduct’ in direction of in an emotional video
‘I hope you and your loved ones are having a properly deserved relaxation,’ he wrote. ‘I sincerely want you a protected and holy Christmas and particular new 12 months.
‘By the way in which thanks for the birthday want – NOT. Love Mr Gallo – sorry I imply regards Mr Gallo.’
Gallo continued to e mail Ms Malcolm after she graduated, requesting to see her when she returned to Perth after she moved abroad.
Ms Malcolm went on to turn into a mannequin who labored with Victoria’s Secret in 2015 and 2016 and for Ralph Lauren and Stella McCartney.
Gallo requested for images and complained he hadn’t obtained any ‘topless’ ones in an e mail despatched on February 2, 2009.
‘Glad to hear that you’re being sorted and in addition turning into conscious of individuals,’ he wrote.
Malcolm obtained an outpouring of assist on social media for her ‘braveness and bravado’, with the mannequin saying she’d converse extra on the matter at a later date
Malcolm was a teenage student at Perth’s Methodist Ladies’ College (pictured) when Gallo fostered a friendship together with her
‘Unfortunately you do not at all times see what you want to.
‘The second hand lodging information was courtesy of [name of another teacher], who went on to inform me that she spoke to you for an hour and inform of the topless photographs which you clearly did not ship me!!! Why not could I ask!’
Gallo despatched one other e mail a day later referring to a particular allure he had given her.
‘Remember when issues get onerous maintain on to the particular allure I gave you and consider all of the particular issues that carry you happiness – I do know it will provide you with power,’ he wrote.
In one other e mail in March, which Gallo wrote in Italian, the translated message confirmed him telling Malcolm ‘it appears very troublesome at occasions to say what I would like’.
The board discovered Gallo’s actions ‘constitutes critical misconduct rendering him unfit to be a registered teacher’.
It additionally discovered he ‘breached skilled boundaries in his inappropriate interactions with the student’.
Gallo admitted to the ‘critical misconduct’ and accepted it was ‘inappropriate’.
He denies grooming Ms Malcolm, and has proven ‘perception and regret’ into his behaviour, the board discovered.
Malcolm waked the runway for Victoria’s Secret in 2015 and 2016
The mannequin obtained texts and emails from her teacher throughout her closing college years and after she graduated
‘The actions of the teacher have been out of character and don’t replicate his efficiency or conduct over the course of his profession,’ the doc learn.
The college’s principal, Dr Marie Perry, mentioned the varsity learnt of the ‘deeply upsetting’ criticism in March final 12 months.
Dr Perry mentioned assist has been supplied to Ms Malcolm and that not one of the inappropriate behaviour was recognized till the criticism was made.
‘This is a deeply upsetting state of affairs and the school sincerely regrets that considered one of its college students was subjected to such behaviour by a then member of the school employees,’ she informed WA Today.
The Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia selected not to reveal the id of the student on the centre of the scandal.
Ms Malcolm later revealed she was the student in an emotional video posted to Instagram on Saturday.
‘I’ve gone forwards and backwards on whether or not or not to waive my proper to anonymity as a result of I used to be a minor when all of it occurred,’ she mentioned.
‘But you understand I’m not a minor anymore. I’m nonetheless in shock, I’m nonetheless processing and I’ve positively had a whole lot of emotions in the present day.’
Ms Malcolm obtained an outpouring of assist on social media for her ‘braveness and bravado’, with the mannequin saying she’d converse extra on the matter at a later date.
The mannequin mentioned it had been an emotional day after studying her highschool music teacher had his educating licence suspended
The 30-year-old had been despatched ‘inappropriate’ messages by the teacher through e mail and textual content
Malcolm, who’s now a psychological well being advocate, was found by modelling scouts on the streets of Perth on the age of 14