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West Middle School teacher under fire for controversial assignment

A D51 school teacher at West Middle School is facing some backlash over an inappropriate...
A D51 school teacher at West Middle School is facing some backlash over an inappropriate assignment she handed out to students as young as twelve and thirteen years old.(KKCO)
Published: Sep. 22, 2021 at 4:57 PM MDT|Updated: Sep. 23, 2021 at 1:20 PM MDT
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) - A school teacher at West Middle School is facing some backlash over an assignment she handed out to students in her class.

As part of the lesson, students were asked to complete a writing assignment where they had to provide detailed character development. Some of the questions included, what is the character’s name and age. Out of the nearly 190 questions in the assignment, there were a handful of questions that revolved around sex.

We spoke to several parents who are upset because they feel this is not only an inappropriate topic for their young kids, but they were never asked for permission regarding the assignment either.

In a letter to parents, West Middle School’s principal addressed the concerns and says it was an accident. In the letter, he said the teacher found a list of questions online and had edited the list down to a smaller set of questions. However, the principal says the teacher accidentally uploaded the original list of questions instead of the edited version.

The school says the teacher has apologized to the families of the students in her class.

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