Eighth-grade teacher is suspended after giving students instructions on how to cook and inject meth for drama class
- An eighth-grade teacher was suspended from Erin Mills Middle School in Ontario
- The mother of a student was shocked at her 13-year-old son’s assignment
- The teacher gave instructions on how make and inject crystal meth for drama
- The student said they were given the assignment after their idea for a skit fell through
We are certainly scraping from the bottom of the barrel to hire teachers these days. For that matter, what kind of a school would suspend and not immediately fire a teacher who instructs a classroom of 13-year-old students how to cook and inject crystal meth?
H/T Daily Mail
An eighth grade teacher who gave students instructions for making and injecting crystal meth for an acting assignment has been suspended without pay.
An Ontario mother was outraged when her 13-year-old son, who is a student at Erin Mills Middle School, brought home the assignment with a long list of ingredients.
‘I popped a blood vessel,’ Delight Greenridge told CBC. ‘I was in a state of shock…I’m thinking this cannot be real.’
Greenridge’s son said the original assignment had involved creating a skit about a television show using emotions, but the teacher suggest cooking crystal meth instead after they struggled to come up with an idea.
The instructor told students to ‘act scared’ while making the drug and to ‘act happy’ when injecting it.
The eight-graders were even provided with directions such as wiping their arms ‘to prevent any bacteria infection’ before injection, Gizmodo reported.
Greenridge said the situation was ‘mind-boggling.’
She added: ‘It could undo a lot of what I taught him because sometimes he would think the things the teacher says are sometimes more important than the things mum says.’
Peel District School Board suspended the teacher without pay as they conduct the investigation. They said the teacher obtained the instructions from the internet after a student needed help coming up with an idea for the assignment.
The board did not disclose the person’s name or what was discussed with the teacher after Greenridge’s complaint.
Carla Pereira, manager of communications for the Peel school district said: ‘The curriculum is the curriculum…but how teachers instruct the class is up to them.’
While she said it was ‘inappropriate’ she added that there is no specific policy for this incident.
‘We share the parents’ concerns around that particular assignment’, Pereira said.
The eight-graders were even provided with directions such as wiping their arms ‘to prevent any bacteria infection’ before injection (Stock image of meth lab)