This story is almost too unbelievable to be true.
A teacher in Spain is being investigated after he said the word "ham" during a geography lesson and apparently offended a Muslim boy in class. The boy has become so distraught he says he can't even get out of bed. The teacher says he won let one boy dictate the learning of the other 29 students.
From the Spanish paper Diario de Jerez, via Jihad Watch (emphasis added):
This paper has learned that the teacher was lecturing normally on the different climates of the planet and used the Granada town of Trevélez as an example of a cold, dry climate. As an anecdote, the teacher recounted that just such a climate was conducive to the curing of hams. Then the student asked the teacher not to speak of hams since the subject offended him as a Muslim.
According to what this daily learned from sources at the school, the teacher responded that he was simply giving an example and that he did not in his classes take into account the religion that his students practiced.
Now the police are involved (emphasis added):
Agents of the Judicial Police went to Menéndez Tolosa yesterday so that the teacher could provide a statement about what happened during the class. In addition, officials have requested disciplinary and academic documentation of the child in this school and the previous center in which he was enrolled.
This paper has learned that the teacher is accused of being the author of an alleged crime of abuse of workers, alleging also racist and xenophobic motives....
This is "so outrageous that it is hard not to wonder whether or not it is a parody," Jihad Watch writes. "But it doesn't seem to be one."
Gateway Pundit provides a translated news report of the story: