Teacher Febrezes 'Stinky' Student
Newfoundland boy sprayed for smelling fishy
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 9, 2012 2:11 AM CST
Christian Roberts' mom complained to the school board about the teacher's "disgraceful" action.   (Facebook)
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(Newser) – A teacher in a Newfoundland fishing village put a student out in the hallway for a period and sprayed him with Febreze—for smelling fishy. The mother of 10-year-old Christian Robertson said he was teased by other students after having fried fish for lunch, and then bullied by his teacher. "I think my son was treated not like a human being—I think he was treated like a dog, or a cat," she tells CBC. "I'm very hurt and very angry over this." The school board has apologized, and placed the teacher on paid leave while it investigates.