Mother outraged after 13-year-old son receives 'crystal meth assignment'
Delight Greenidge of Ontario, Canada, was shocked when her son came home from school with a "crystal meth assignment."
Her 13-year-old came home with what appeared to be instructions for making and injecting crystal meth. Greenidge discovered this when he asked her how to make a tourniquet. "My assignment is about how to make crystal meth," her son said.
The sheet he came home with not only detailed how to make the drug, but how to use it. "I popped a blood vessel," she told CBC News. "I was in a state of shock ... I'm thinking this cannot be real."
The assignment was supposedly a drama assignment; Greenidge and other 8th grade students were going to act it out as a "skit." The teacher apparently instructed the students to "act scared" when making the drug, but to "act happy" using it.
"I'm reading this thing and my eyes are just swelling as I'm reading it and I think my blood pressure went up by about 50 points because it is detailed, step-by-step, blueprint instructions on what you need to make crystal meth, how to prepare the crystal meth and then how to inject yourself with crystal meth," Greenidge said.
The Peel District School Board confirmed that the incident happened, and the teacher is suspended with pay. "I don't know if the intention was to condone drug use, but what's equally dangerous is what is the perception it leaves," said Seth Fletcher, a counselor with the Canadian Centre for Addictions, "and if someone in that classroom condones it, that's the exact same effect."