Student Drawing Sets Off Controversy In Boulder City School

BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) - A student's drawing of a lynching has
a southern Nevada black leader calling for the removal of a Boulder
City teacher.

The drawing was displayed in a literature class at Boulder City High School. Parents say it was part of an assignment in a unit on the early 1900s.

Head of the Las Vegas NAACP Andrew Brewer told the Las Vegas
Review-Journal on Friday that is unacceptable for a teacher to condone a drawing of a lynching and allow it to be displayed in a class with just two black students.

Brewer says the teacher "should have been removed."

Clark County School District spokesman Michael Rodriguez says
action is being taken to discipline both "students and personnel." He would not be more specific or identify the teacher involved.

One of the black students in the class complained about the drawing. Parents say she was later punched by another student for speaking out.

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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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