Ok this is unacceptable but the fact that the student complied shows the respect he has for his teacher...... The gift of knowledge is a precious thing, if it were not for these fine educators i would not be where i am today.
Pupil who fell asleep told to write in own blood
By Julian Ryall in Tokyo
A Japanese boy who fell asleep in class was ordered to write an essay in his own blood as an apology to his teacher.
The 17-year-old was given a boxcutter and a piece of paper and told by the teacher to write "not in pencil, but in blood" because he was not sufficiently repentant.
The boy sliced open the index finger on his left hand and used the blood as ink.
"To ask a student to write in their own blood is something that I just can't imagine," said Hiroaki Dan, headmaster of the school in Fukuoka, southern Japan.
The 40-year-old teacher - who has not been named - has apologised to the boy and his parents. He is expected to resume teaching this week.
In the past teachers, referred to as "churchmen", have traditionally been held in high esteem by Japanese society. This incident will further damage a profession whose reputation is already reeling.
In recent months, several teachers have been arrested for having sex with their students. Another was sacked after taking his students on a field trip to a massage parlour.