MANITOBA, Canada (CBS Seattle) — School officials are accused of playing a prank on students by making them eat moose poop.
The school principal and two teachers at the Walter Whyte School in Manitoba, Canada, were on a field trip when they were accused of letting an adult supervisor trick students into eating moose droppings last month.
“He dug into a bag and popped one in his mouth,” Karen Eyolfson, mother of a 13-year-old student, told CBC News. “As soon as it hit his mouth somebody tells him, ‘You just ate moose (expletive),’ and the whole group of people started laughing at him.”
Another girl also ate the moose droppings, which school officials said were chocolate-covered almonds. She reportedly got the poop stuck in her braces and began vomiting after the incident.
Both students were taken to the doctors to be treated for possible bacteria infection.
Lord Selkirk School Division superintendent Scott Kwasnitza says it was a bad prank pulled off by school officials.
“I can certainly confirm that a parent supervisor offered these moose droppings in the guise of a very poorly conceived joke,” Kwasnitza told Winnipeg Free Press.
All three staff members have been disciplined, but were not fired over the incident. The supervisor who served the moose poop will not be allowed to volunteer for the school again, according to the Free Press.
Eyolfson says her son will not return to the school until those school officials are gone.
“I’ve been holding my son out of school,” Eyolfson told the Free Press. “He won’t be returning to Walter Whyte School in the fall if it’s under the same leadership.”