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Teacher forces 7-year-old student to eat paper because he misbehaved in class

By Mason White 12:41 PM November 6, 2015
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By: Chan Yuan
A music teacher was arrested on a charge of deliberately endangering the life of a child under his care after forcing his student to eat a piece of paper because he misbehaved in class, police in the United Arab Emirates said.

Now, the 39-year-old man identified as C. P. of Dubai, was ordered to pay a fine of $544 after being convicted of endangerment.

According to the police investigation, the music teacher ordered his students to take notes of the lesson, but the 7-year-old boy ripped up his papers during class.

The teacher became angry and ordered the boy to eat the paper. When the boy came home that day, he began feeling ill, suffering from stomach pain vomiting and fever.

The father of the student reported the incident to the school principal, and the police were called. The boy a was taken to the Latifa hospital, where he was treated and released.

The teacher confessed to the incident, but said that he was just joking with the child and did not expect him to actually eat the paper.

In court, the teacher denied the charge and said that when he saw the child eating the paper, he took it away from him and threw the rest into the garbage.

The court however, found him guilty of endangerment and was ordered to be a fine of $544.