Sometimes you wonder just what in the hell some people are thinking, especially those who educate our children:
JACKSON HOLE – One of the answers a Jackson Hole High School English teacher gave her students on a multiple choice quiz Thursday was “A) He was shooting at Trump.”
Teton County School District No. 1 confirmed the answer was on a quiz administered online by their secure learning management system. The quiz has since been taken down.
Jim McCollum was surprised when his son Rylee McCollum, a junior, came home and showed him a screenshot of the online test.
“I had to read it two times,” McCollum said. “I was like, ‘Are you kidding me?'”
McCollum, a self-described conservative who voted for President Donald Trump, said that while he “cringes at some of the things he says,” the question was completely out of line.
“It’s about respect for the office more than anything,” he said. “That’s enough of this. No way.”
The test, McCollum said, was on George Orwell’s novel “Animal Farm.” The full question was, “Napoleon has the gun fired for a new occasion. What is the new occasion?”
Possible answers were, “He was shooting at Trump,” “his birthday,” “for completion of the windmill” and “to scare off the attackers of Animal Farm.”
“It was so inappropriate to show a name of a sitting president in that question,” McCollum said. “To me, that is so wrong in light of the situation in our country and the divisiveness and all.”
It’s one thing to really dislike the president, but who in their right mind thinks an answer like this is an appropriate answer on a school test? Educators deal with what’s appropriate/inappropriate all the time, so you’d think they’d know something like this is WAY out of bounds.
And now the school is in the news in a bad way all because this one teacher simply couldn’t control herself.
The school district itself moved quickly to verify that this occurred and has since taken the test down, issuing this apology:
In a statement this morning, the district said, “TCSD #1 administration learned late yesterday that a quiz was administered to a class of high school students that contained an inappropriate answer to a multiple choice question. Administration is investigating this incident and verifying the information we have received.
“TCSD #1 takes seriously threats of any kind, regardless of the intent. We apologize to the students, families and community for this incident and will be addressing the issue with personnel.”
Geez liberal teachers. Get control of yourselves or else it’s going to be a very long four years!