Vale Middle School gum controversy: Teacher forces students to chew used gum as punishment

(WOAI) A sticky situation involving "ABC" gum - already been chewed - has San Antonio, Texas' Northside Independent School District investigating a music teacher.

The teacher is accused of forcing two students to chew used bubble gum as punishment.

NISD says two students at Vale Middle School did break the rules Monday by chewing gum in class, but that the punishment didn't fit the crime.

"This was not the best decision by a Northside teacher," NISD spokesperson Pascual Gonzalez says.

The teacher told the students to spit out their gum into a jar on her desk, "and pull out another piece of chewed-up gum from another student who was caught, and chew that gum," Gonzalez says.

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