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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ridiculous News Story of the Day

Teacher with Rabbit Phobia to Sue 14-year-old for Drawing a Bunny
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A teacher with a phobia of rabbits is suing a 14-year-old girl for compensation after she drew a bunny on the blackboard. The teacher, from Vechta, Germany, says she was traumatised by the drawing, and claims the girl knew it would terrify her. She had transferred to the school where a student from her former school had just become a student and told her new friends about the teacher's fear of rabbits.

"We did it for fun and out of curiosity", one of the girls told a court,"We wanted to see if she would really freak out." School officials removed her from the class and now the teacher is seeking compensation for her terror and her loss of earnings.

O.k. while the tweens were pretty mean for taking advantage of the teacher's fear, they DREW a rabbit on the blackboard. They didn't bring in a rabbit, or even a real picture of a rabbit, but DREW one. I don't want to discount the teachers fear, because we all have our thing, but this just seems ridiculous. I could even see the teacher calling for action within the school, detention, suspension, etc. The student should learn that it isn't right to take advantage of people in this manner, but to SUE the girl? For terror and loss of earrings? Really? It doesn't seem worth the lawyers fees. If a LIVE rabbit was involved, or maybe even a picture of a real rabbit, I might feel differently.


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  1. this is absolutely ridiculous!!!

    it was a drawing...not a real one. i'm terrified of spiders but im not scared of a drawing

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  2. Loss of earrings? Am I missing something? Did the rabbit in the drawing eat them or something?

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  3. Don't tell me I missed the premiere of Being Human! I love that show. I'm off to hunt down the episode. I hope you feel better!

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