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Ala geometry teacher cleared in Secret Service probe
By Teacher investigated for using Obama assassination as teaching tool
Birmingham, AL – - A Jefferson County geomotry 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.