A Norwegian kindergarten teacher was fired after she brought a vial of her own blood to class and let her students touch and taste it.
The unnamed teacher had had blood drawn earlier in the day and brought a sample in to show her students, ages 3 to 6, Reuters reported. She poured it on a plate for everyone to see.
“The children asked if they could touch it and she allowed them,” head kindergarten teacher Inger Lise Soemme Andersen told Reuters. “Then they asked ‘how do we get it off?’ so she put her finger in her mouth and the children followed suit.”
“The parents are mortified, shaken and shocked,” Anderson added.
The teacher was tested for HIV and other blood-borne diseases after the incident.