School Teacher Fired After Letting Students Taste Her Blood

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    Parents were appalled after a teacher in Norway brought a vial of her own blood to class and allowed her students to touch and taste it.

    The teacher in Sola, off the western coast of Norway, brought a blood sample to class for her students to see. She was terminated last week after authorities learned that she poured the blood on to a plate and let as many as a dozen students taste the blood sample.

    "The children asked if they could touch it and she allowed them," head teacher 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," she said.

    Soemme Andersen also said the teacher was tested for AIDS and Hepatitis B after the incident. The results are not yet available, but authorities say the risk of transmitting any infection very low, according to Reuters. 

    The kindergarten teacher was in good company for bad behavior last week as another teacher in New York City was fired for using a class email account for online hookups, according to the Daily News.