We’re all for hands-on learning. But, in hindsight, this probably wasn’t such a good idea:
ROWLETT, Texas — What started off as a history lesson at Schrade Middle School in Rowlett ended up with a 7th grader having rope marks around his neck.
A history teacher was trying to teach lasso techniques used during cattle drives. He asked for student volunteers, and had them run… then tried to rope them.
“[The teacher] was visiting with the students, telling the students about how Cowboys would corral maverick steers back into the herd,” explained Garland Independent School District spokesman Chris Moore.
The 13-year-old volunteer ended up with bruises.
“This is not something that we feel was malicious, it was not intent,” Moore said. “Extremely unfortunate, and extremely poor judgment.”
The Garland ISD has launched an investigation and suspended the teacher, they say for precautionary reasons.
Only in Texas.
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