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A sixth grade teacher at a Selma elementary was placed on administrative leave after having students reenact the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown that took place Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo.
WSFA reported the school system is conducting an investigation into the alleged incident that took place Tuesday at Brantley Elementary School.
The unrest in Ferguson is ongoing with people continuing to protest the death of the black teenager shot by a white police officer.
I hope this is a huge misunderstanding, no one can be this stupid…
Jessica Baughn, the parent who reported the incident, posted a detailed account of what occurred in her child’s classroom on the Sound Off Selma Facebook page.
She stated the teacher had the white students act as the Ferguson police officer who shot Brown.
(The teacher) even has them get on the Internet and research how many times the young man was shot (and) where he was shot at,” she said. “That is absurd to me then you turn around and make them reenact every bit of it including the shooting.”
Baughn stated the teacher is teaching hate.
Here is the post…
I am absolutely shocked by what my 6th grade child come home telling me that happened in school(Brantley Elementary). His teacher made them reenact the two current shooting of the young black male’s… The white students had to play the police officer. She even has them get on the internet and research how many times the young man was shot where he was shot at. That is absurd to me then you turn around and make them reenact every bit of it including the shooting…Then sit in class and tells them our black children can not walk in their own neighborhood without white people shooting them and she hated to sound racist but whatever…. Sounds like someone’s racist to me, and to me they are teaching these children to hate one another when we’re supposed to be teaching them to love one another…
I would love to know the reasoning behind the teacher’s decision…
Imagine if a kid made these paper guns, paper bullets AND shot each other and said “I’m Darren Wilson!”
— Dale Jackson (@TheDaleJackson) August 21, 2014
Several Huntsville residents, including a school board candidate and a city planning board member, have raised issues with the recent sale of Stone Middle School – including a campaign contribution from the buyer to a sitting school board member shortly before the sale.
School board member Jennie Robinson, who is running for the District 3 seat on the Huntsville City Council, received a $500 campaign contribution from developer Randy Schrimsher and his wife a week before voting in favor of moving forward with Schrimsher’s purchase of the property. Kelly Schrimsher is director of communication for Mayor Tommy Battle.[...]
The board on Aug. 7 voted to authorize Superintendent Casey Wardynski to negotiate the sale of the Stone Middle campus to Schrimsher and to the City of Huntsville. Schrimsher, who in January bought about six acres of the land, is paying nearly $1.14 million for the majority of what remains.
Vince Dickens, a member of the Huntsville Planning Commission, is one of the people who called into question the price at which Schrimsher is buying the property, which in 2009 was appraised at $5.8 million. Dickens said his questions are raised “in the spirit of consistent transparency and ensuring the city treats all developers and property offers equitably.”
Dickens mentioned churches and other entities that, in the past, have shown an interest in the property.
Bruce Martin, pastor of 100X Church, confirmed to AL.com that his church was interested in the property, but said he never made an offer.
“We researched the building quite a bit, but just could not come up with an affordable fit for our mission,” Martin said.
Madison County Commissioner Phil Riddick, the Realtor that handled Stone Middle over the past five years, said that the district did receive offers for the school in the past year to 18 months.
“That is really about all I can tell you,” Riddick said, citing ethical concerns.
The vote was last week, maybe a story then would have been nice.
This makes no sense…
But Bentley said he will…
Bentley, who delivered his annual Alabama Update address at a luncheon Wednesday, acknowledged that a debate with Griffith “probably will” happen. Bentley added, “But we’d have to work out details on that.”
At that juncture, a communications official from the governor’s office interjected, “Any questions about today?”
Bentley had alluded to the potential of a debate as he began his Q&A session following his address.
“If I debate my opponent, it’s going to be in a town hall setting,” Bentley said, “and you can ask anything you want of both of us.”
Did this change?
Not that I know of….
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