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A teacher accused of masturbating in front of teenage girls during exams said he might leave the profession after being cleared of any wrong-doing.

Shay Kernaghan's 16-year-old accusers claimed they repeatedly watched him turn red as he gratified himself under the desk at the Muslim school in London. This week Mr Kernaghan was cleared at London's Southwark Crown Court of eight charges dating back to 2003.

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