BERLIN, Nov 24 (Reuters) A German policeman handcuffed a primary school teacher to show her class how he would make an arrest -- and then discovered he had left the keys at home.
The class of six- and seven-year-olds at the school in the western town of Saerbeck were delighted to see the officer clap the cuffs on the teacher during a road safety lesson.
But when he came to remove them, he found he had no key and had to call for back-up. ''The children applauded, and the teacher thought it was all part of the lesson, so she went along with it,'' a police statement said yesterday.
Eventually another officer arrived with a bunch of keys.
Only then did the teacher realise that anything had gone wrong.
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