Alabama. teacher's assassination lesson leads to probe
May 18, 2010 at 1:22 PM CDT - Updated June 21 at 1:59 PM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A Jefferson County geometry teacher was investigated by the Secret Service after he used a hypothetical assassination of President Barack Obama as a way to teach angles.
School officials say the Corner High School teacher apparently was teaching his students about parallel lines and angles and used the example of where to stand and aim to shoot the president.
Authorities were alerted, and Roy Sexton, special agent in charge of Birmingham's Secret Service office, says his agency spoke with the teacher, did not find a credible threat and closed the investigation. No charges were filed.
Superintendent Phil Hammonds says the teacher remains at work and there are no plans to fire him.
Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews