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Teacher fined for selling home-made soap to pre-teen students

by | 20th, October 2012

STUDENTS buying a bar of home-made soap from teacher Marlon Scanterbury were given “no homework” passes. They could also rack up points towards prizes.

The Brooklyn, New York, teacher’s sideline earned him $24 for six bars sold. It cost him $4,000 in fines levied by the city’s Conflicts of Interest Board.

The NY Post’s story omits to mention how Mr Scanterbury made his loss-making soap. You need some kind of fat, either vegetable or animal. How did the man make his soap? Why did he make soap and not, say, key ring fobs? And why sell soap to 11 and 12-year-olds?

If it were a means to get rich, Mr  Scanterbury has learned a harsh lesson: pre-teens don’t buy much soap. Unless he makes it from lipo-suctioned human thighs and tummies, in which, what with Halloween coming, the kids wil go mad for it.

Call me, Mr Scanterbury, I have ideas…



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