Norway teacher fired for bringing vial of her blood to class, letting children taste

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A Norwegian kindergarten teacher poured a sample of her blood on a plate, allowed children to touch it and then encouraged them to lick it off their fingers, a school official said.

OSLO - A Norwegian kindergarten teacher was fired this week after she brought a vial of her own blood to class and allowed children to touch and taste it, the head teacher of the kindergarten said on Friday.

The teacher in Sola, on Norway's western coast, brought in a blood sample that was taken earlier in the day and poured it on a plate for the children, aged between 3 and 6, to see.

"The children asked if they could touch it and she allowed them," Inger Lise Soemme Andersen told Reuters. "Then they asked 'how do we get it off?' so she put her finger in her mouth and the children followed suit.

"The parents are mortified, shaken and shocked."

Soemme Andersen added that the teacher, a temporary employee, had been tested for AIDS and Hepatitis B following the incident. Results of the tests are not yet in, but authorities consider the risk of transmitting any infection very low.
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Now that they've had a taste of another's blood, they need to be put down.
 

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I wonder if these kids glitter like diamonds when they're out in the sunlight....
 

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Let the Right One In...

She deserves to be fired though.
 

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The Los Angeles school district will pay about $27.2 million to settle dozens of legal actions related to an abuse case in which a former teacher is charged with lewd acts on students over five years, lawyers in the cases said.

District officials did not reveal the amount of the settlement, but attorney Raymond Boucher, who represents several students, said Tuesday each claimant will receive $470,000.

District General Counsel David Holmquist said the settlement covers 58 of the 191 claims and lawsuits filed by students and parents against the district after the January 2012 arrest of former teacher Mark Berndt on 23 charges of lewd behavior.

The 58 people involved in the settlement are all students, he said.

Prosecutors say Berndt played "tasting games" with students in which he fed them his semen on cookies and by spoon, sometimes blindfolding and photographing them. Berndt, who taught for 32 years at a Los Angeles school, has pleaded not guilty in the criminal case.

The allegations came to light when a drugstore photo technician noticed dozens of odd photos of blindfolded children and reported them to authorities. Investigators said they discovered a plastic spoon in Berndt's classroom trash bin that was found to contain traces of semen.

The case led to a wide-ranging overhaul of how the nation's second-largest school district handles allegations of sexual abuse after it was revealed that previous complaints about Berndt's behavior were ignored.

Boucher said proving some of the claims would have been a problem at trial. Some children did not have photographs of themselves eating the cookies laced with a milky white substance, or of being fed spoonfuls of it, he said.

In addition, there was no way to prove the substance in photos was semen, he added.

Parents also understood that with so many claims, a jury verdict could bankrupt the district, he added.

Frank Perez, an attorney representing eight students, said parents chose to settle rather than put their children through the emotional upheaval of litigation and to put the case behind them.

Other attorneys blasted the settlement amount as paltry and said they would proceed with their cases.

"This is lifelong trauma," lawyer Brian Claypool said.

Attorney John Manly said the district has not yet explained how the alleged incidents went undetected for so long.

"The district got a great deal today," he said. "There's not been a single explanation of who knew what when."


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Date :13 Mar 2013 03:24
 
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