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Teacher Suspended After Brown Shooting Re-Enactment

From the Selma Times‑Journal (a black oriented newspaper):

Teacher suspended after lesson on shooting

By Sarah Robinson | Wednesday, August 20, 2014   

A sixth grade Brantley Elementary teacher was put on paid administrative leave Wednesday after a Facebook post revealed the teacher allegedly instructed the students Tuesday to reenact a Ferguson, Mo. shooting known nationwide.

Jessica Baughn, the mother of Brantley sixth grade student Jimmy Griffin, posted a complaint Tuesday on the Sound Off Selma Facebook page. In the post, Guaghn expressed her shock after learning a teacher had told the class to reenact the shooting in which an unarmed Mike Brown was shot by police Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo.

Clearly, Ms. Baughn is a racist.

Students were reportedly asked to research the shooting online, finding out such details as to how many times Brown was shot and where.

“I don’t think that it needs to be talked about at school at all, let alone reenacted,” Baughn said. “It scares me as a parent, because any one of those children could have picked up their aunt, uncle, grandma or whoever’s gun and pointed it at another child and it went off accidentally.”

Dallas County Schools Superintendent of Education Don Willingham said an instructor was teaching about current events, as planned, when someone brought up the Brown shooting. He said the class conducted a “skit” about the Brown incident, but declined to give further details of the “skit” or who suggested it.

How did the kids do a skit of the shooting without portraying the gun? Which would get them immediately suspended, even if they just pointed a finger.

Willingham said putting the teacher on paid administrative leave was the best decision, considering the situation.

“I did put the teacher on administrative leave with pay, because we wanted to do the investigation,” he said.

Wow, administrative leave with pay right here in middle of August. That has really got to hurt.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Thursday, August 21st, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Teacher Suspended After Brown Shooting Re-Enactment”

  1. BannedbytheTaliban

    Did she have Brown beat up the white cop?

  2. Rusty Shackleford

    And now the word “skit” to be forever banished as a racist word.

  3. I’m a racist for reading about a school teacher ..




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