Ninth-graders in a Utah high school were told to create propaganda posters for ISIS as part of a school project.
The idea was to provide students with a deeper understanding of why some young people might join the terrorist group, but after Annie Langston saw her daughter type “how to recruit for ISIS” in Google, she was appalled.
“My initial response was, ‘There’s no way you’re going to do this assignment,’” she told Fox News. “In light of what happened in Paris, is that the reason for this assignment? I feel a different assignment or report could’ve been chosen or a discussion in class about the tragic events.”
The assignment was at Salem High School in Salt Lake City. The assignment was given Wednesday by a first-year teacher to about 60 ninth-grade students in a world civics class. It was not approved by the school and was not a part of any official curriculum.
“They’ve sat down with this particular teacher, and it has been taken care of,” Langston said. “The assignments that have already been turned in, they have been shredded.”
Mikhail never turned in her poster, and she brought it home to show her mother.
“When I found out she kept it, I told her rip it up,” Langston said.
No disciplinary action was planned against the teacher, who is apologetic and has met with school administrators, who declined to provide the educator’s name.
The assignment was given by a first year teacher, but Annie Langston doesn’t want to see anything bad happen to her. She believes it was an honest mistake and in every other respect, this is a good teacher for her daughter.
FOX 13 reached out to the school district for comment and is still waiting to hear back.