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Ben Fordham demands action after teacher hired despite child porn charges

Ben Fordham has questioned how a primary school teacher caught with child pornography was able to continue working in NSW schools.

The Australian revealed ­Michael Thomas was hired to teach 10-year-olds at Moree Public School but lasted just one month before concerns were raised about his classroom performance.

He eventually stood down at the start of term 3.

The 35-year-old has previously been charged with possessing child abuse mat­erial after admitting to keeping a pornography collection in 2012.

He was stripped of his accreditation but it was reinstated after he convinced the NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian that there was a “low risk” of him reoffending.

“I can only pray that someone in the Education Department with half a brain tells this guy his teaching days are over,” Ben Fordham said.

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