Sixth Grade Teacher Suspended For Michael Brown Shooting Reenactment

Comments: 0  | Leave A Comment
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Classroom-Teacher-Desk
Something weird’s been going on with six grade teachers this week, who have been exercising some poor judgment.

A teacher in Alabama has been suspended without pay after her students reenacted the shootings of Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin.

The Associated Press reports that the unidentified social studies teacher from Brantley Elementary School didn’t specifically have her kids play-out those events. She did, however, tell the kids to pick out a current event to recreate for the class; the students chose to do Trayvon and Michael’s shooting deaths all on their own.

The kids had to research the incidents before acting them out. Students, playing George Zimmerman and Darren Wilson respectively, used paper guns and bullets during the assignments as kids playing the kids sprawled out on the classroom floor.

According to the AP, administrators from Brantley Elementary found out about the controversial current events lesson when a mom complained about the assignment on Facebook. Shortly after that, the school put the teacher on suspension.

MUST READ: ‘Support Officer Darren Wilson’ Fundraiser For Michael Brown’s Shooter Rakes In $164,000+

“There are consequences that we have for it, but that does not change our opinion of her as a teacher,” Dallas County School Superintendent Don Willingham said in a statement.

“We are looking forward to her return,” he added, not mentioning how long the teacher will be on suspension. “We’re excited about the rest of the school year.”

Her students could have learned about Michael and Trayvon’s shooting deaths in any number of way. Off the top of my head, the teacher could have had the kids do a mock investigation, where they would have to determine what really happened based on clues, news reports and witness accounts.

Failing that, they could have staged a fake protest in class, explaining specifically what happened in these situations and why they’re personally mad.

MUST READ: 5 Eye Witnesses To Michael Brown’s Murder Share Chilling Details Of What They Saw

The Alabama teacher got off easy compared to another educator in Atlanta, who has been fired after playing “Drunk In Love” for her sixth graders.

According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, that was only one complaint against Niki Turner. She was also accused of failing to demonstrate knowledge of the sixth-grade math concepts” and “properly plan lessons.”

Administrators complained that Beyonce’s hit song contains “profanity, vulgarity, and sexually explicit lyrics. This song is not [in] alignment with Teacher Keys Standard 9, Professionalism.”

READ MORE:

Trayvon Martin’s Mother To Michael Brown’s Family: ‘If They Refuse To Hear Us, We Will Make Them Feel Us’

#NMOS14: Michael Brown, Eric Garner & More Honored During National Moment Of Silence Vigil

Was It Appropriate For This High School Teacher To Pose As Trayvon Martin In Yearbook Photo?

Comments