I love helping my kids with their homework. Not that I’d admit it to them, but there are often times when their assignments completely baffle me.
But for one Canadian mother helping her son with his homework – she was simply floored. Delight Greenidge’s son was given a school assignment about making crystal meth.
Delight told the CBC that she almost “popped a blood vessel” when she looked over her 13-year-old’s homework. Her son – who she’s asked to remain anonymous – had a list of ingredients and instructions on how to use meth.
Delight says her son’s eighth grade drama instructor, at Erin Mills Middle School in Mississauga, gave her son the list of illegal instructions.
The teacher’s aim was for the class to act it out being hooked on meth.
Delight’s son said that the teacher told the students to “act scared” when making the meth but “act happy” after injecting it.
The teacher has been suspended with pay after Delight voiced her concerns that the assignment might negatively influence her son.
“It’s mind-boggling. It could undo a lot of what I taught him because sometimes he would think the things the teacher says are sometimes more important than the things mum says,” said Delight. “They do have that influence and impact.”
School board spokeswoman Carla Pereira told the CBC it was believed that the meth instructions came from the internet.
“We share the parents’ concerns around that particular assignment,” Pereira said.