A mother is in distraught and crying foul over a homework her 13-year-old son got from a teacher. The teenager came home with a handout on how to cook and inject crystal meth, which he was supposed to learn for his drama class.
Mom Delight Greenidge said she was shocked to read the homework from the teacher at the Erin Mills Middle School in Ontario. Her son was one of five students tasked to play a meth addict in a drama assignment. The teacher, who has not been identified, apparently downloaded the instructions for cooking crystal meth on the internet to give to the students, CBC reports.
"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 mom says," Greenidge said, in explaining why she's angry about the assignment. Officials of the Peel District School Board confirmed that following the complaint, the teacher was made to go on paid leave pending an investigation.
"We share the parent's concerns around the appropriateness of the assignment," Carla Pereira of the school board said, The Star reports. "Certainly it's not something we would ever recommend as a lesson plan to be provided to students at any age," she added.
It's unclear at this point if the teacher had other intentions about giving the crystal meth instructions or what other disciplinary action he could face. Details regarding further sanctions won't likely be made public as the school cited it's a "personal issue." According to Global News, the students like this particular educator because he "thinks outside the box."
The distraught mom, however, urged that perhaps a retraining is in order for the said teacher even if he's well-liked in school. "If he can't be retrained, then get him out of the system!" Greenidge said.
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