A French teacher is under fire after assigning his class to write suicide notes as homework. The unnamed teacher at collège Antoine-Delafont, a secondary school in southwestern France, was suspended after asking his 13- and 14-year-old pupils to compose their own suicide notes.
France24 reports that although the 'suicide assignment,' as it's being called, was issued in October, the teacher was only recently suspended after parents of students in the two classes complained about the controversial nature of the assignment.
"We are not prone to questioning the school curriculum, but there are limits," a group of parents stated in an anonymous letter sent to the school, according to local newspaper La Charente Libre. "What is the next subject? ‘How do you feel when you shoot up?’”
The prompt for the 'suicide assignment' asked the students to imagine what they would say to themselves in their final moments.