London: A teacher in France has been suspended after asking a class of teenagers to write suicide notes. The man, who has not been named, is a French teacher at the Antoine-Delafont school in Montmoreau-Saint-Cybard, near Angouleme, France, the Daily Mail reported on Wednesday.
He told the 13 to 14-year-olds to imagine what they would say to themselves if they were about to end their lives out of "disgust" for their lives.
The assignment, set in October, read: "You've just turned 18. You've decided to end your life. Your decision is definitive.
The teacher told the students to imagine what they would say to themselves if they were about to end their lives.
"In a final surge you decide to put in words the reason behind your decision. In the style of a self-portrait, you describe the disgust you have for yourself. Your text will retrace certain events in your life at the origin of these feelings."
Jean-Marie Renault, the school head, confirmed that the teacher had now been "officially notified" of his suspension, following complaints from parents, the Mail added.