Sat. Jun 12th, 2021
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The Dals Independent School district apologized for an assignment that asked high school students to write an essay about a modern “hero” and suggested Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old charged with killing two people during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Dallas ISD apologized for a teacher's writing assignment posted to students this week
Dals ISD apologized for a teacher’s writing assignment posted to students this week.via DFW

Rittenhouse was suggested as “hero for the modern age” along with the possible subjects of Gandhi, Cesar Chavez, Malcolm X, and Joseph Roseum — one of the Rittenhouse’s alleged victims.

Rittenhouse, of Antioch, Illinois, was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in connection with the Aug. 25 shooting deaths of Roseum and Anthony Huber during s over the shooting by of Jacob Bke, a , in Kenosha.

Kristian Hernandez said that her younger brother, a student at W.T. White High School in Dals, shared details of the assignment with his family.

The Dals Independent School District apologized for the “unapproved assignment” and removed it from its online portal, according to NBC affiliate KXAS. Students do not have to complete the assignment.

In a statement provided to KXAS, the school district said the post is under investigation and that it would not provide further comment.

“Racial equity is a top priority in Dals ISD, and we remain committed to providing a robust teaching environment where all students can learn. It is important that we continue to be culturally sensitive to our diverse poputions and provide a space of respect and value,” the district said.

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