According to an article in the Birmingham (Alabama) News, a Jefferson County math teacher, Gregory Harrison, was visited by the US Secret Service after it was reported that he had used shooting President Obama to provide a practical application of the concepts of parallel lines and angles.
The newspaper reports that the Secret Service closed their investigation after determining that the teacher was not “a credible threat.” The fellow may not be a threat to President Obama, but he is an incredibly bad example for his students.
A 9th grader at the school said:
“We all make mistakes, and we should be able to learn from our mistakes,” she said. “What he said was just wrong and inappropriate. Everyone’s got their own opinions, but we have to be aware of our surroundings. At this point, it just needs to be handled in a way that it won’t be repeated.”
After a flood of telephone calls from across the nation, the Superintendent Phil Hammonds announced that Harrison has been placed on leave, pending a decision that might possibly include termination. Superintendent Hammonds described the incident as a “great embarrassment” to the District.