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Students in India wore boxes on head to prevent cheating

School later apologized
Posted at 10:46 AM, Oct 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-21 10:46:59-04

HAVERI, India-- A school in India implemented a trial run of a new measure last Wednesday, wearing cardboard boxes on the head to prevent cheating.

The front of the boxes were cut out, allowing students at Bhagat Pre-University College to see their desks and exam sheets but restricting their vision, similar to blinkers used on a horse.

The photos were posted on Facebook by a staff member and promptly went viral, according to CNN affiliate CNN-News18.

Before long, the school was facing widespread criticism on social media. Even government officials weighed in. Apparently, the school had notified parents in advance, and only students with parental approval had been involved.

The school has provided authorities with a written explanation of the trial and an apology