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Australian Students: Just Hanging Around

By Wyatt Earp | June 8, 2009


What the Hell is going on in Australian schools?

CANBERRA – A student who fell with a noose around his neck during a mock class hanging that was arranged by teachers has enraged Australian authorities.

The high school student fell from a table while fellow students, under the supervision of a teacher, were photographing a staged hanging as part of an English class project.

Students and teachers rushed to the boy and cut the rope when he fell, Education Queensland Assistant Director-General Lyn McKenzie said, although local newspapers said the boy turned blue before he was freed. (H/T – )

Humorously enough, the teacher pulled out a knife to cut the boy down when a student intervened. Allegedly, the student stated, “That’s not a knife. THIS is a knife.”

Oh yeah, I’m going to Hell.

Topics: WTF? | 8 Comments »

8 Responses to “Australian Students: Just Hanging Around”

  1. Morgan Says:
    June 8th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Sure, Wyatt, you’re going to Hell, and Barack Obama will save the country from our malaises. That was a funny joke.

  2. Diller Says:
    June 8th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    You sure the student had’nt just finished seeing “Australia”,on DVD?

  3. RT Says:
    June 8th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    What the heck!?!?!?!?!?!?!? I cannot even begin to think of why this would have been a good class activity to begin with…in English class? Geesh!

  4. Wyatt Earp Says:
    June 8th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Morgan – HopeChange!

    Diller – Or maybe they were re-enacting the Nathan Hale Story?

    RT – History class . . . maybe.

  5. Alan B Says:
    June 9th, 2009 at 4:51 am

    Where was ‘elf & safety?

    Where was the Risk Assessment?


  6. MUD Says:
    June 9th, 2009 at 8:17 am

    Common sense was on vacation with grasshopper in Thailand. There is a wide difference between unintended consequence and forseeable consequense. Any teacher that endangers his students needs to be strung up. No wait, shot… er, well hell, do something.

  7. Jon Brooks Says:
    June 9th, 2009 at 8:33 am

    I would have hated to have been around there if they decided to…hang around and have a blast.

  8. Wyatt Earp Says:
    June 10th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Alan B – All of them were absent that day.

    MUD – Fired, at least.

    Jon – Ba-dump-bump!