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Teacher Uses Robber, Gun to Teach Kids Spelling

Parents shoot down lesson plan
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 9, 2012 12:10 AM CST

(Newser) – How do you spell G-U-N? That's the lesson a 5-year-old girl brought home, complete with a picture of a pistol-packin' bank robber escaping with a bag of cash. "The first thing I thought was, ‘Oh no no no,’ I don't want you reading it, I don't want you spelling it. I don't even want you looking at the picture," Queens father Lawrence Gillman told NY 1. The teacher dropped the lesson after parent complaints, apologized, and said the illustration was a hold over from another other school where she apparently did a bang-up job. (Read more guns stories.)

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