Close your eyes, and imagine how the media would have reacted in 2009 if a teacher used “shooting at Obama” as an option on a high school English quiz? The selective outrage and hypocrisy of our media has reached a new low since Donald Trump became our 45th President.
A Wyoming high school is under fire after parents exposed an online student quiz that offered “shooting at Trump” as one of the multiple choice answers.
An unidentified English teacher at Jackson Hole High School gave students a multiple choice quiz on Thursday about George Orwell’s novel “Animal Farm” that included a question that many are pointing to as an example of the district’s “liberal bias,” the Jackson Hole News and Guide reports.
“Napoleon has a gun fired for a new occasion. What is the new occasion?” the quiz read.
Possible answers included “He was shooting at Trump,” “His birthday,” “For completion of the windmill,” or “To scare off the attackers of Animal Farm.”
Jim McCollum told the news site he did a double-take when his son showed him a screenshot he took of the test.
“I had to read it two times,” McCollum said. “I was like, ‘Are you kidding me?’”
McCollum, a Jackson Hole High School graduate and Trump supporter, shared the quiz on Facebook, where it was shared widely and generated a lot of angry comments.
“It was so inappropriate to show a name of a sitting president in that question,” he said. “To me, that is so wrong in light of the situation in our country and the divisiveness and all.”
He told the news site the incident is one of other examples of “liberal bias” in other classes at the school that make conservative students like son out to be “the outcast.”
“He told me, ‘Dad, they crapped on everything I believe in,’” McCollum said of his son. “Rylee is very patriotic, very supportive of our military and of our country” and is considering enlisting in the U.S. Marines.
School officials eventually issued a statement about the quiz on Monday.
“(District) 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. The administration is investigating this incident and verifying the information we have received,” the statement read.
“(The District) 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.” –EAG News