A RELIGIOUS education teacher is facing a disciplinary hearing over claims he told a class of pupils that "Hitler was not all bad - he killed the Jews".

David McNally, an RE teacher at Kilwinning Academy in Ayrshire, is said to have made the anti-Semitic comments while teaching a religious lesson to a higher class. He also made inappropriate references to Jimmy Savile during one class, it has been claimed.

Mr McNally is then alleged to have asked kids if they "had sex at the weekend" and said he did not want to be a teacher but would "rather be a child abuser".

The teacher is said to have told one class he knew how to whip a child with a wet towel without leaving marks, and that he loved to "watch porn on his mobile phone".

He has been ordered to appear in front of a disciplinary hearing of the General Teaching Council for Scotland next week.

Mr McNally, a supply teacher, is said to have made all the comments during classes at the Kilwinning school on November 1, 2012.

If the seven charges he faces are proved following the hearing, Mr McNally could receive a life ban from teaching and working with children and young adults.