Former B.C. principal gets teaching ban after meeting man posing as underage teen
A former principal of a Vancouver Island private school has been banned from teaching for 15 years after sending sexually explicit messages and trying to meet with a person he thought was an underage boy.
According to a consent resolution agreement published Tuesday, Pierotti used the dating app Grindr in August 2022 to message a person who had listed his age on the site as 21.
Pierotti initiated the conservation with “Hello there sexy,” and invited the person over for a drink.
The person told Pierotti he was 15, not 21 — to which Pierotti appeared to express disbelief, repeatedly asking and insisting he was of legal age.
“So. You 21. I just don’t wanna go to prison,” he wrote. “So is it 21. I won’t serve alcohol to anyone under 20.