Science Professor Allegedly Got His Students To Brew Ecstasy In Class

Surely by now everyone's familiar with the fictional character Walter White, the high school teacher from Breaking Bad who goes from hating his dull life to creating the best meth in Albuquerque thanks to his brilliant chemistry skills.


While Walt is certainly a fictional person, we've been given a look at what would have happened if he combined his meth creation with his high school job.

A Japanese university teacher is facing up to 10 years behind bars after allegedly getting his students to brew up some good old fashion ecstasy in class. Imagine that on a Friday afternoon?

Police say Tatsunori Iwamura wanted his students to 'further their knowledge' of pharmaceuticals by concocting one of the most heavily used recreational and highly illegal drugs on the planet.

Interestingly, Japanese law actually allows for this to happen in schools, according to the Guardian, as long as the teacher has a permit and it's for academic purposes.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

The 61-year-old had a permit but sadly it had expired.

Eleven students were involved in the class and four of them have been referred to prosecutors, including Tatsunori and an assistant professor.

The university's president, Tatsuya Mizogami, said: "We sincerely apologise for causing serious concern to students and their parents."

During a search of the university's laboratory police found no traces of ecstasy, however there were allegedly remnants of 5F-QUPIC, which is a designer drug that's kind of like cannabis.

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