US teacher suspended after lassoing student in class

Last Updated: Thu, Feb 14, 2013 09:51 hrs

A history teacher Texas has been suspended after a lasso lesson gone wrong left a teen with bruises and rope marks around his neck.

The 7th grade teacher at Schrade Middle School in Rowlett, Texas, was trying to teach lasso techniques cowboys used in cattle drives, according to ABC affiliate Houston News8.

Then he called for volunteers.

The 13-year-old who put his hand up started running and the teacher promptly roped him, the New York Post reported.

The student's parents complained when they saw the bruises and the teacher was immediately suspended.

The teacher has promised never to use a lasso in class again.

The Rowlett Police Department is investigating the incident for possible criminal charges. (ANI)

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