The lesson plan for an Alabama classroom: A teacher, lecturing his class on parallel lines and geometry, taught his charges how to calculate where to stand to shoot the president.
“He was talking about angles and said, ‘If you’re in this building, you would need to take this angle to shoot the president,'” Joseph Brown, a senior in the geometry class, told The Birmingham News.
The Secret Service checked the teacher out and found he wasn’t a threat. The school superintendent checked it out and determined there’s no reason to fire the teacher.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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