India school blasted for making students wear boxes over heads
HAVERI, INDIA — A college in India is taking some heat after images went viral of students sporting cardboard boxes on their heads during a test.
According to the BBC, the snaps were taken during a chemistry exam at Bhagat Pre-University College in Haveri, Karnataka state.
Images showed most of the students wearing boxes with a hole cut in one side in order to prevent wandering eyes.
According to BBC Hindi, a junior college administrator has publicly apologized to district officials for the incident.
MB Satish told BBC Hindi, that the school was only trying the box method on an "experimental basis" after seeing it used elsewhere.
He said the students didn't mind and brought their own boxes.
He also added that students weren't forced to wear the boxes.
After images started going viral, regional officials rushed to the school to complain.
The school has confirmed that it has ditched the boxes and is further investigating the incident.