Teacher says write about anything, then threatens zeros to students who wrote about guns

The KDFW report suggests that the video is available on YouTube. However, no link appears to be given.

The Williams family asked for an apology, and got one — more or less — from the school district.

In a statement, the Denton Independent School District said, “The teacher has accepted the paper and apologized to the student for misperceptions. The teacher’s intent was for guns not to be trivialized in any school situation because of recent events.”

Kimberly Williams told the FOX affiliate that she remains unsatisfied.

“If it went against any district policy I would support it completely, but it doesn’t,” she told the station. “It’s just his own moral beliefs trying to be put in his classroom and I disagree with that.”

The comments to the KDFW are split so far in their support for the various characters in this story.

“I feel so very bad for Mr. Christian who has to teach these two most disrespectful ‘children’ because the parents did not know how,” asserts one commentator, Arlys. “It doesn’t take much intelligence to know that these kids picked this subject just to start a problem.”

“I am a senior at this high school. We always knew Marshall would do something crazy like this and get us on national TV,” adds Guest, a┬ácommentator who may or not actually be a senior.

“He loves guns. That’s widely known. Of course he’s going to write about them,” disagrees Calvin Hardage, another user who seems to hold out some personal knowledge of the parties. “He didn’t get his mother involved, she got involved herself. This isn’t the first time she’s had to confront this teacher.”

“If the kids had written about a religious experience and the teacher had done the same thing because of his personal dislike of the religion there would be a lot more people outraged,” speculates another commentator, Ken Rogoway. “There has been a trend towards taking away our constitutional rights. The freedom of speech is one that should never be removed; yet if someone speaks up about a topic that is currently out of vogue then society wants to squash it.”

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