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Tuesday, March 02, 2004

Pupil leaps from window in bet with teacher

A teenager jumped out of a second floor window during a science lesson at a Miami school after making a bet with his teacher. Police say the 17-year-old pupil at Miami Beach High bet $20 that he could make the leap, in the middle of a class on evolution, without injuring himself.

The Miami Herald reports the teenager won the wager after landing on a patch of dirt. His teacher Yrvan Tassy Jr has been moved to a non-teaching job while police and school officials carry out an investigation into the incident.

It's thought the pupil had been trying to prove a point about evolution when he decided to jump out of the window. A police report said he landed on his feet and returned to the classroom. School principal Jeanne Friedman told the Miami Herald: "We know for a fact that the student jumped out of the window. Now we're gathering information and substantiating the rest of the story. I'm just thankful the student wasn't hurt."

Miami-Dade schools police spokesman, Carlos Fernandez, added: "The teacher is being investigated by our detectives and there is also a personnel investigation. It doesn't look like this is something where there would be criminal charges. It looks like it will be administrative.''

Hmm...I wonder if any other teacher in China is thinking the same thing I am...

// posted by Ellen @  19:42   //Permalink// 
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