Parents’ anger led to a statement of apology by a Wyoming school district after a multiple-choice online quiz included “shooting at Trump” as a possible answer that was administered to high school students.
The quiz was administered at Jackson Hole High School by English teacher Carin Aufderheide, reports the Jackson Hole News&Guide. The teacher gave her class a quiz Thursday on George Orwell’s novel Animal Farm. The quiz question read:
Napoleon has the gun fired for a new occasion. What is the new occasion?
- He was shooting at Trump
- His birthday
- For completion of the windmill
- To scare off the attackers of Animal Farm.
According to the news report, junior Rylee McCollum took a screenshot of the question and showed it to his father, Jim McCollum, who was angered by the question.
“It’s about respect for the office more than anything,” McCollum said. “That’s enough of this. No way.”
McCollum reportedly voted for Trump in the 2016 election, though he admits he “cringes at some of the things he says.”
“It was so inappropriate to show a name of a sitting president in that question,” McCollum said. “To me, that is so wrong in light of the situation in our country and the divisiveness and all.”