From the Selma (AL) Times-Journal:
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.
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.”
What was she thinking???
(There aren’t enough FACTS out there to where anybody actually KNOWS what happened…there are just theories at this point. And even if there were enough facts, how in the world is this even CLOSE to appropriate for sixth grade students???)