Teacher suspended for forcing students to eat paper

Boy eating paper 
By: Debbie Gross 

A high school teacher is in trouble after she allegedly forced her students to eat paper as punishment for being too noisy.

The female math teacher whose name has been withheld, from Mandaue City in the province of Cebu in the Philippines was suspended after the Department of Education and the Commission on Human Rights are investigated the incident.

Benjamin Tiongzon of the education department in the central Philippines Mandaue City said that 30 parents of graduating students from the Paknaan National High School got together to protest and file a formal complaint against the teacher who ordered the children to get a piece of paper and then eat it as a punishment.

One of the students in the class claims that the teacher threw a chair at her when she refused to swallow the paper. “The teacher in question was a past recipient of an “outstanding teacher” award,” the high school principal said.

The students are said to have experienced diarrhea after the incident. The teacher has since apologized to the parents and students.