Some things, like students turning up late to class, will never change. But one teacher in Chengdu, China has come up with a modern (maybe brilliant, maybe evil) twist on an age-old punishment. Instead of writing out sentences on a blackboard, Bart Simpson-style, students are being asked to pay the penalty via one of their most beloved tools: the emoji.

As Mashable reports, an unidentified teacher at the University of Electronic Science and Technology is making tardy pupils write out 1000 different emojis for every infraction. The unique punishment started making headlines after images of the emoji lists went viral on the Chinese social network Weibo.

If nothing else, the punishment seems like a great way to work through some very real emotions when you’re stewing in detention. To see more photos, visit news.china.com.

[h/t Mashable]

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