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SALEM — Salem Junior High School parents became concerned when a first-year history teacher assigned their children to create a terrorism propaganda poster.

According to Nebo School District spokeswoman Lana Hiskey, the assignment was not approved, and the teacher has since retracted the assignment.

Hiskey said the teacher was trying to teach the students about how propaganda can be inappropriate while they were talking about the Middle East.

The history teacher, who Hiskey said has a military background and is very patriotic, was very apologetic.

If any parents have concerns, Hiskey said they are welcome to speak with the administration.

"... We want to keep our kids safe," Hiskey said. "We want them to understand the world that they live in and … keep them safe as well."

(Photo: Courtesy of Nebo School District)
(Photo: Courtesy of Nebo School District)
Teacher apologizes after assigning terrorism propaganda poster

Contributing: Nyoko Iyamba

Megan Marsden Christensen

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