Police investigate report that Melbourne teacher hypnotised students.

Sex crime detectives are investigating a report of a teacher hypnotising students at a Catholic school at Mulgrave in Melbourne’s south-east.

The alleged incident happened at Mazenod College on November 23 and was referred to detectives from the Box Hill Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation team.

The teacher involved was stood down after a staff member notified the principal.

It was understood the school was speaking to Year 10 and 11 students and their families.

Catholic Education Melbourne executive director Stephen Elder said the principal acted promptly, removing the teacher from contact with students while the allegations are investigated and notifying the relevant authorities.

He said any unprofessional conduct by a staff member or inappropriate contact between a staff member and students was totally unacceptable.

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