Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Teacher Uses Assassination of Obama to Teach Angles

This was such a bad idea on so many levels. Whats more, there had to be more then one occasion at which the teacher should have stopped and though 'is shooting our president really a good teaching tool?'. The answer should obviously have been a no.

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2010/05/jefferson_county_geometry_teac.html

"A Jefferson County teacher picked the wrong example when he used as­sassinating President Bar­ack Obama as a way to teach angles to his geome­try students.

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"We did not find a credible threat," said Roy Sex­ton, special agent in charge of Birmingham's Secret Service office. "As far as the Secret Service is concerned, we looked into it, we talked to the gentleman and we have closed our investigation."
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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.


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"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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