Middle-School Student Draws Picture Of Obama With Bullet Hole In Head
NEW ORLEANS (CBSDC/AP) — Political cartoons, one of which features President Barack Obama with a bullet hole in his head, that were drawn by a middle-school student as part of an assignment are coming under fire from some parents.
The display also included a cartoon with a grinning Mitt Romney in the foreground, and a sinister-looking Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck on either side of a poster showing the president’s face and the caption ‘Obama Season.’ In a series of old Warner Brothers cartoons, the two characters argued about whether it was duck or rabbit season.
Both images were drawn for a social studies class at Boyet Junior High in Slidell, La. When administrators learned of the objections, they took down the entire display, said Meredith Mendez, spokeswoman for St. Tammany Parish Schools Superintendent Trey Folse.
She quoted Folse as saying the images and cartoons covered the political spectrum.
Other than that, Folse would say only that the school system ‘takes matters such as this very seriously,’ is investigating, and will take ‘appropriate disciplinary action’ once all facts are known and legal requirements are met. Officials declined requests from The Associated Press to talk with the teacher and principal at the school, located in a suburb of New Orleans.