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General News    H4'ed 5/18/10

Assassination of Obama Used as a Teaching Tool in Alabama

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An Alabama math teacher used the assassination of President Barack Obama as a way to teach angles to his geometry students.

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Secret Service officials questioned the Corner High School teacher after someone alerted them about the class session. The teacher was not taken into custody or charged with a crime.

Corner is a community in extreme northwest Jefferson County, about 20 miles from Birmingham. Reports The Birmingham News:

The teacher was apparently teaching his geometry students about parallel lines and angles, officials said. He used the example of where to stand and aim if shooting Obama."¨"¨

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"He was talking about angles and said, 'If you're in this building, you would need to take this angle to shoot the president,' " said Joseph Brown, a senior in the geometry class."¨"¨

Phil Hammonds, superintendent of Jefferson County Schools, said the teacher will not be terminated:

"We are going to have a long conversation with him about what's appropriate," Hammonds said. "It was extremely poor judgment on his part, and a poor choice of words."

 

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I live in Birmingham, Alabama, and work in higher education. I became interested in justice-related issues after experiencing gross judicial corruption in Alabama state courts. This corruption has a strong political component. The corrupt judges are (more...)
 
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