Southern California Student: Teacher made me eat from trash

Student: Teacher made me eat from trash (Student: Teacher made me eat from trash )

February 22, 2014 7:19:42 AM PST
A fifth grader in southern California says his teacher forced him to eat a sandwich right out of the trash can in front of his classmates.

Gilbert Lopez, 10, told his mother that his entire class had to eat lunch in their room to finish an important assignment. Instead, Lopez threw away his lunch in order to go outside and play.

But he says the teacher brought him back and told him to take the food out of the trash and finish his lunch.

Lopez said he was humiliated.

"It made me feel sad because a lot of people were watching me and they laughed. I felt disgusted," he said.

That teacher has now been placed on administrative leave while the investigation continues.

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