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    Teacher Allows Students To Share Needle

    Science teacher suspended for letting students use same tool to draw blood for project
    The Associated Press

    Published: September 19, 2006


    SALINA, Kansas A science teacher was suspended for allowing students to use the same instrument to draw blood from their fingers as part of a class project, district officials said Tuesday.

    About 50 students in two science classes at Salina High School South used the same lancet, or small pin, to prick their fingers on Monday, said Carol Pitts, spokeswoman for the Salina school district.

    The science teacher, who was not identified, was suspended with pay during an investigation, Pitts said.

    Pitts said there was additional concern that some of the students may have come in contact with blood when they washed the science experiment slides. She said it was unclear what experiment the classes were doing, but they may have been checking blood glucose levels.

    She said the district was taking steps to ensure that the students were tested for diseases such as HIV the virus that causes AIDS and hepatitis, both of which can be spread by using a shared instrument to draw blood. The district was working with Saline County Health Department to establish testing procedures for the students.

    "This is minimal risk," said Yvonne Gibbons, director of the health department. "I don't think there is any reason to panic, but we're cautioning the school to take the best possible course they can, and that would be to have the kids tested."

    The school has about 1,100 students.

    SALINA, Kansas A science teacher was suspended for allowing students to use the same instrument to draw blood from their fingers as part of a class project, district officials said Tuesday.

    About 50 students in two science classes at Salina High School South used the same lancet, or small pin, to prick their fingers on Monday, said Carol Pitts, spokeswoman for the Salina school district.

    The science teacher, who was not identified, was suspended with pay during an investigation, Pitts said.

    Pitts said there was additional concern that some of the students may have come in contact with blood when they washed the science experiment slides. She said it was unclear what experiment the classes were doing, but they may have been checking blood glucose levels.

    She said the district was taking steps to ensure that the students were tested for diseases such as HIV the virus that causes AIDS and hepatitis, both of which can be spread by using a shared instrument to draw blood. The district was working with Saline County Health Department to establish testing procedures for the students.

    "This is minimal risk," said Yvonne Gibbons, director of the health department. "I don't think there is any reason to panic, but we're cautioning the school to take the best possible course they can, and that would be to have the kids tested."

    The school has about 1,100 students.





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    WTF was the teacher thinking? or smoking?

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    the ole days

    Hell, I remember when I was a kid, it was the thing to become blood brothers with your best friend. We would each cut a finger and hold together for a minute or so.....apparently the natives used their wrists...things have sure changed, thanks to the monkeys

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    Quote Originally Posted by nube
    Hell, I remember when I was a kid, it was the thing to become blood brothers with your best friend. We would each cut a finger and hold together for a minute or so.....apparently the natives used their wrists...things have sure changed, thanks to the monkeys
    Yeah. I'd forgotten about that. Now a days your mom would kill you for doing something like that.
    I'd love to put 8 inches up you, but I won't fold it in half even for you!

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    Isn't Kansas one of the places in the states that won't allow them to teach eveloution in biology class or mention it in the text books?

    If so, well you want a crappy unscientific teaching of biology then don't complain when you get crappy teaching.

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    Thats what happens with privatistian, Stupid people doing jobs u need smart people doing

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