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Dangerous Attraction In The Classroom

Discussion in 'Personal' started by sbkrobson, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    A new craze seems to have busted out at work, namely bundles of tiny magnetized ball bearings. Each lesson today I spotted three or four children fussing about with them, and I had to remove two or three because of deviating focus.
    The kids have also been using them to wind up senior staff by faking "too many" ear piercings, and-this is where it becomes perilous-nose and tongue piercings by placing another small magnet on the inside or back of said body part.
    Am I slow on the uptake here? I wondered if this is happening in other schools too, or is it simply that one of our kids has obtained a whole load of them? Tiny tiny spherical magnets,maybe 4-5 mm.

  2. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    When I saw the thread title I was expecting to read about a personal relationship problem.
    caress and nomad like this.
  3. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    emerald52, caress, blazer and 4 others like this.
  4. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    caress and TheoGriff like this.
  5. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    They can be extremely dangerous. Some children swallow them accidentally, and I can see others doing it deliberately or persuading others to do so.
    when swallowed, magnets can end up in different parts of the intestine and can be attracted to each other as they pass close by. They then bore holes in intestinal walls as they try to get closer.
    caress, emerald52 and alex_teccy like this.
  6. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Haven't got to us yet.

    We've already had one catastrophic accident this week - we don't need any more

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