Student Assigned Islamic State Assignment in School… Mom Says, ‘Hell No!’

Student Assigned Islamic State Assignment in School… Mom Says, ‘Hell No!’

Annie Langston’s 14 year-old daughter brought her homework home just like she always does in Salem, Utah. But this time, Annie couldn’t believe what the assignment was. The students had been asked to draw ISIS propaganda posters for recruitment. Then they were told to type into Google, “how to recruit for ISIS” to see what would come up. You’ve got to be freaking kidding me. I would flip out over that just as this mother did. She had her daughter rip up the assignment and wrote a formal letter to the school demanding an explanation from the principal. She told her daughter there was no way she was going to do the assignment. She wasn’t nearly as forceful as I would have been. I would have gone down to that school and ripped them a new one.


From TheBlaze:

Annie Langston couldn’t believe the school assignment her 14-year-old daughter Mikalia brought home, so she wrote a letter to she teacher and the principal demanding an explanation.

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The assignment asked the ninth grade class at Salem Junior High School in Salem, Utah, to draw Islamic State propaganda posters. Students were also asked to type the words “how to recruit for ISIS” into Google as part of the assignment, KSTU-TV reported.

“My initial response was, ‘there’s no way you’re going to do this assignment,’” Langston said she told her daughter. The mother then penned a letter to her child’s teacher and the school principal, asking what the reason was for the assignment.

“I feel a different assignment or report could’ve been chosen or a discussion in class about the tragic events,” Langston said.

The teacher called Langston to apologize and informed her the assignment had been canceled. But some students had already finished it, and Langston now wonders what exactly they were exposed to while completing it.

The principal also called Langston and told her school officials had sat down with the teacher and that the issue had been “taken care of.” Assignments that were already turned in were later shredded, Langston said the principal told her.

The school district did not immediately respond Friday to a request for comment from TheBlaze.

The teacher called Annie to apologize and evidently the assignment was canceled. They also sat down with the teacher and gave her a talking to. Not good enough. She should be fired. And I would like to know where she got the idea for the assignment and exactly what her religion is. The time for pussy footing around the issue is over. Again, it’s a good thing I wasn’t the parent here. I’d yank my child out of that school immediately and I would find a very savvy attorney. I would become their worst nightmare until that teacher was really dealt with. ISIS assignments? No one is that tone deaf or that stupid. Just unbelievable.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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