(EL PASO, Texas) — An elementary school teacher in El Paso, Texas, is being investigated for an assignment in which he had fourth graders draw depictions of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, according to school district officials.
For an assignment on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks Tuesday.
Children reportedly drew pictures of people jumping off of buildings with the words “Help” and “I love you” for an assignment on the anniversary of the terrorists attacks Tuesday.
The teacher of the class has been placed on leave while the incident is investigated, according to a spokeswoman for the school.
“(The El Paso Independent School District) is very concerned about the images that were drawn in response to a lesson on the events of September 11,” the school district said in a statement to ABC News Friday.
“District and campus administrators immediately launched an investigation into the specific assignment that led to the drawings, however, the investigation is not yet complete,” the statement read. “The teacher is on leave pending the results of the investigation.”
Administrative action was taken in the wake of complaints by parents who said their children were frightened by Tuesday’s lesson.
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