Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Alabama Teacher Uses Obama Assassination for Geometry Lesson

An Alabama math teacher has been questioned by the Secret Service after taking the Grassy Knoll approach to geometry and using the assassination of President Obama as a way to teach his students about parallel lines and angles. "He was talking about angles and said, 'If you're in this building, you would need to take this angle to shoot the president,' " a senior at Corner High School told the Birmingham News. After meeting with federal officials, authorities determined that the teacher was not a security threat and shuttered the investigation. So far, the teacher has not been disciplined by the school. "We are going to have a long conversation with him about what's appropriate," the district superintendent told the Birmingham News. "It was extremely poor judgment on his part, and a poor choice of words."

Credits: Slate Magazine, The Birmingham News

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