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    Teacher Bets Student to Jump Out Window
    Tue Mar 2, 5:45 PM ET Add Strange News - AP to My Yahoo!

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - A high school student jumped out a second-floor window to win a bet with a teacher, who has been disciplined, officials said. The teen was not injured.

    Miami Beach High School science teacher Yrvan Tassy Jr. has been reassigned to a non-teaching job while police and school officials investigate the incident.

    Tassy's class was discussing evolution last week when the student, who was not identified, talked about jumping out the window to prove his point, police said.

    The teacher bet him $20 that he would be injured in the jump, according to police reports.

    The student then jumped out the window, landing on his feet in a patch of dirt and grass, police said. He returned to the classroom and asked Tassy for his money. Tassy said he would bring it the following day, students told police.

    The incident was reported to police Thursday.

    "The teacher is being investigated by our detectives and there is also a personnel investigation," said Carlos Fernandez, a Miami-Dade schools police spokesman. "It doesn't look like this is something where there would be criminal charges. It looks like it will be administrative."

    Tassy does not have a listed phone number and could not be reached for comment Tuesday.

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