The news today is filled with head-scratching stories from the world of schools.
Check out these:
– A Newfoundland teacher has been suspended with pay from her job after she sprayed a kid with Febreeze. Christian Roberts, 10, made the mistake of eating fish at lunchtime last week, according to his mother. His mother said her son’s classmates starting teasing him about the fishy smell. The teacher sent her son out of class for one period and then sprayed the air freshener on him. (CBC)
– In Florida, an 11-year-old boy is in police custody after he cornered a special education student in the bathroom and tried to set him on fire. CBS reports the boy “took a can of Old Spice body spray and lit the spray stream on fire.” He then “directed the fire stream at fellow student.” The school’s resource officer told WTSP TV he doesn’t think it was a targeted attack but more for “entertainment.”
– A young man in Winona is back in school after grabbing his crotch during a Michael Jackson impersonation. Lenny Boberg, 9, was suspended immediately after the performance of “Billie Jean.” The school’s principal apologized, the Winona Daily News reports..
– Mark Denicore and his wife, Amy, are heading for court. Their crime: Daughter Sophie is chronically late for school. Mr. Denicore is an attorney and says he could lose his law license over this. (Loudon Times)