Schoolchildren were left crying and suffering panic attacks after a school role play which saw one of their teachers apparently shot dead in the playground.
The pupils, aged ten to 13, watched aghast as their religious education teacher ran across a field without warning and fell to the ground following a loud bang.
Some were so traumatised that they were sick afterwards, parents said.
The stunt was part of a science lesson designed to teach children how evidence is brought together in criminal investigations. They were not told it was fake until ten minutes after the event.
While some pupils no doubt found the hoax hilarious, others were left traumatised by the sudden turn of events.
Blackminster Middle School, in Evesham, Worcestershire, today apologised and admitted going too far.
The 'shooting' happened on Tuesday afternoon. More than 300 pupils were called to the h
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