Texas school officials say they took “corrective action” after a ninth grade teacher asked about the inclusion of a rape victim in a homework assignment received.
Approximately 90 students received an assignment which asked the following questions: “Suzy was assaulted in an alley and is a victim of rape. The police collected a sample of sperm left at the scene of crime and now three suspects are in custody. Which of the people suspect they did Suzy? ”
According to school officials, a biology teacher asked freshman students to choose the correct sample DNA pattern from a list of possible responses, including “Felon, S1, S2 and S3”.
The Facebook homework was photographed by the parent of the parent whose child is a student at Klein Collins High School in a suburb of Houston.
Parents who shared the photo asked the question “terrible” and “upset” and questioned whether the teacher or school was allowed to ask pupils about rape.
Cookie VonHaven, a parent of a 10th grade student in the school, told KPRC-TV that students know that rape is compulsory as a non-intentional sex and that this affects them … That's why can't to put a test teacher ”.
In a statement, Klein Independent School District acknowledged that “a teacher had allocated a question of inappropriate homework for some ninth-grade biology students” in the school.
According to the school area, the task is not part of its “approved curriculum and is not the same as the teaching philosophy of the area”.
The area said that it “investigated the source of the materials” and that it took “appropriate corrective action” but did not reveal how the issue was on class topics.