I love the teachers my kids are taught by at present. I think teaching must be one of the most difficult jobs in the world. I also feel it is one of the most important jobs in the world, right next to firemen and doctors who can remove giant brain tumors. Yay teachers! I also love vampires. I love vampire movies and vampire books and Count Chocula.
But these things do not mix! No, they do not, and I would be very unhappy if this happened to one of my kids, because this substitute teacher supplied them with the worst..snack time…ever. From The Daily Mail:
Up to a dozen Norwegian children may have ingested their kindergarten teacher’s blood after she brought a vial of it into class.
The teacher, who has not been identified, reportedly asked the nurse at a recent doctor’s visit if she could have a vial of her blood to take with her to the school where she taught.
When ‘sharing time’ came, she took out the vial, poured it in a plate, and let the students pass it around the classroom, said Inger Lise Andersen, director of the Dravhaug kindergarten.
Worst..sharing..time.. ever! Can you imagine? These little kids are taking out things that little kids bring for show and tell, a favorite stuffed bunny, a pretty rock one of them found while on vacation, and the teacher whips out a vial of blood and pours it on a plate to pass around. Yipes! According to the article, some of the kids touched the blood and when they asked the teacher how they get it off their fingers, instead of marching all her students down to the restroom to wash their hands, you know, like most normal adults would do after exposing kindergarten kids to their bodily fluids, the teacher stuck her finger in her mouth and licked it off. And some of the kids copied her! Worst…hygiene…ever!
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.
Yes, this story is awful and creepy and I’m really happy it happened to none of our kids, but the most important question is if I have reached Weekly World News status by writing it up on Mommyish. Also, do we think the teacher was a Twilight fan and just took it way too far? Also, if you are a teacher and a vampire I am sorry if I offended you!