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Student left disabled after teacher offers money to jump from second floor window

By Mason White 1:30 PM September 22, 2014
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By: Devansh Dutt
A teacher was fired and may face charges after he offered money to any student brave enough to jump out of a window.

The teacher in China, was fired for encouraging his students to jump from the second floor of the school for cash.

The incident, which took place in Wuhan, Hubei, left one student severely injured. The teacher offered 50 yuan (about $8) to students who were willing to jump from the second floor window just for fun.

A12-year-old student took the challenge and was badly hurt. He was treated for a severely broken leg, an injury that doctors say may leave him disabled.

When the boy agreed to jump out the window the teacher took the other students outside to cheer him on from below.

After he was fired, the teacher has disappeared, school officials said.

The family spent more than 20,000 yuan (about $3,200) for medical treatment. The school had refused to compensate the family for the injuries as they placed all the blame on the teacher.

However, a judge ruled that the school is responsible because the incident occurred during school hours and on school grounds.