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Published On: Fri, Feb 22nd, 2013

Texas high school students faced penalty on reports for having ‘guns’ as a subject matter VIDEO

High School seniors at Denton High School were given a simple assignment in their English class: Write a paragraph about something you did over the weekend.

There was no additional direction on topics for the essay but a few students who wrote about guns, including attending a gun show or going to shop for a gun, were told that they would be given a zero on the assignment if they did not change what they were writing about.

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The teacher, Dewey Christian, reportedly told the students that the topic was unacceptable.

Denton High School senior Alex Wright explained what happened to him:

“Mr. Christian said I want you all to write a paper, write about a fun experience you had… a nice experience. … So I said, me and my mom went to Cabella’s to buy a gun. As soon as he heard the word “gun,” he told me to sit down.”

Marshall Williams, another student in the class who was given the option of a zero on the assignment or a rewrite, told about going to the Fort Worth Gun Show. Williams proudly posted on Facebook about the experience.

“Today I held both the guns used in Aurora and at Sandy Hook Elementary. Contrary to popular belief, everyone in my vicinity did not die,” Williams wrote on Facebook.

Classmates reportedly laughed at the students after their papers were rejected based solely on their subject matter.

Williams and his mother Kimberly visited the school on Monday and confronted the teacher, recording the conversation with a cell phone camera.

 

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