(PCM) A South Korean teacher is facing child abuse charges after consuming a live hamster during class in an attempt to teach his students a lesson. The 44-year old teacher, named Yu, noticed that his students at the Jeongeup Boarding School were teasing a hamster, so his plan was to teach them a lesson about just “how dear life really is”.
Yu removed the hamster from the cage and then bit, chewed and ate the hamster in front of the horrified students. Speaking with a Korean news agency Yu said “I couldn’t control the situation and couldn’t stand it. While watching the hamsters die from teasing, I thought I should teach the children it was wrong to make light of life.”
Once the parents of the students found out about the situation, Yu was booked and charged with child abuse. He claims that he is ashamed for his actions in the classroom and never would have done it if he had known that he would not be facing the child abuse charges.
Looks like he definitely bit off more than he could chew this time around!