February 3, 2009

Stinky feet student allowed back in class

A student who was banned from attending classes at a Netherlands university due to his foot odor has won the right to return after a decade-long legal fight.

A judge ruled to allow Teunis Tenbrook, who was banned from attending classes at Erasmus University in Rotterdam after administrators said his foot odor was distracting to professors and students, to resume his education at the school after a 10-year lapse, The Sun reported Tuesday.

The judge said professors and students would just have to hold their noses and bear it if the smell of Tenbrook's feet bothers them in the future.

The school said its new policy is to fine smelly students rather than ban them from classes.