N.C. Teacher Fired for Having Students Share Needles for Science Lab

She thinks the school is overreacting


A North Carolina public school teacher was fired after having students share needles to determine their blood types for a class experiment.

During the Oct. 24 experiment, Overhills High School biology teacher Miyoshi McMillan had 11 students use lancets to prick their fingers, and then had a class of 5 students later that day use the same lancets, county spokesperson Patricia Harmon-Lewis told The Huffington Post on Wednesday.

Students who chose not to do the blood test experiment were given an alternate assignment to write a five-page paper, according to local newspaper The Fayetteville Observer. One concerned student instead left class to call her parents, who immediately alerted the assistant principals.