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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Assassination of Obama Is Used as a Teaching Tool in Alabama

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

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.



"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."

8 comments:

Tim said...

If something like this would have happened when little bush was President that individual would have been arrested, tried, and executed within months!

Dave said...

How nice that the "innocent" geometry teacher was just using it as an example. I'm sure his lecture is nowhere on Storm Front or other winger site. No, he'd never teach how to assassinate the President so nut jobs could be shown just how to make it work.

Online Lawyer said...

That is unbelievable. I suppose it is just an example for teaching math, but it is certainly suspicious.

Gaia sighs... said...

Just another example of "criminal" stupidity. Or, so the perp would like us to think...

Anonymous said...

Just theoretically speaking, why didn't the teacher use himself as an example?

Masi said...

I can just imagine the type of talk that goes around in that city if a teacher and his supervisor has such a nonchalant attitude about assassination. Let alone, the President. Or maybe they talk about killing Obama all the time.

Anonymous said...

Can you just imagine the daily conversations that go on in that city, if this was done so non nonchalantly?

James Greek said...

I'll tell you now. Teachers are not supposed to make political comments period.