School Staff Slammed for Moose Poop Prank

Teens tricked into eating 'chocolate almonds'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 7, 2012 12:44 AM CDT
Those weren't almonds.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – If you're ever in the Canadian wilderness and somebody offers you a "chocolate-covered almond," beware. It might be moose poop. The parents of two Manitoba teenagers are furious after adults tricked their children into eating moose droppings on a school canoe trip, the CBC reports. One mother says her son was offered the "almonds" by a parent chaperone as the school's principal, a resource officer, and his teacher looked on. "As soon as it hit his mouth somebody tells him, 'You just ate moose poop,' and the whole group of people started laughing at him," she says, accusing the adults of bullying.

Another girl fell for the same trick, and got the moose poop stuck in her braces, the mother says. The mom has removed her son from the school, and says she and other parents want the principal transferred. Are they over-reacting? Washington-based bullying expert Rosalind Wiseman says no. The adults involved need to realize what their "basic roles and responsibilities are, and that they not only failed, but that they colluded with each other, to humiliate a kid," she says. (Read more bullying stories.)

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