Geometry Teacher Demonstrates Angles to Assassinate Obama

May 18, 2010

(ChattahBox)— I have a feeling this story is not over. A high school geometry teacher in a rural county of Alabama used the example of assassinating President Obama to instruct his students on angles. His murderous teaching example made it to the local Secret Service office and the unnamed teacher was paid an official visit, but no charges were filed.

The male geometry teacher works at Corner High School in Jefferson County. The Secret Service agents did not find that the teacher posed a threat to the President and the matter was dropped without an arrest, according to a report by the Birmingham News.

“We did not find a credible threat,” Roy Sex­ton, of Birmingham’s Secret Service office, told the Birmingham News. “As far as the Secret Service is concerned, we looked into it, we talked to the gentleman and we have closed our investigation.”

An additional report, described the teacher instructing students where they needed to stand, to shoot President Obama:

“The teacher was appar­ently teaching his geometry students about parallel lines and angles, officials said. He used the example of where to stand and aim if shooting Obama. “He was talking about angles and said, ‘If you’re in this building, you would need to take this angle to shoot the president,’ “ said Joseph Brown, a senior in the geometry class.”

Apparently, talk of shooting the President of the United States, is not worthy of a suspension in Alabama. The geometry teacher in question, is still at work in the classroom and will not be disciplined.

Superintendent Phil Hammonds, said he planned to give the teacher a stern talking to. We are going to have a long conversation with him about what’s appropriate,” “It was extremely poor judgment on his part, and a poor choice of words,” said Hammonds.

Hmm, call me crazy but if a teacher makes a threat towards the President of the United States in a classroom, which necessitates a visit from the Secret Service, I would think disciplinary action is in order.


15 Responses to “Geometry Teacher Demonstrates Angles to Assassinate Obama”

  1. Hall Monitor on May 18th, 2010 7:12 pm

    This story made ! Check it out for all the wild headlines from our schools.

  2. shannon on May 18th, 2010 7:44 pm

    I am a student at corner high school and this teacher happens to be one of mine this year, the circumstances were taken to seriousely and the teacher did not mean any harm for saying this he is a very good man and an amazing teacher

  3. Sue on May 18th, 2010 8:59 pm


    Thank you for your comment. It’s good to know he is an “amazing” teacher. I do understand how difficult it must be to explain geometry to a bunch of students having Spring Fever, who would rather be anywhere than in a high school math class, but his comparison was disturbing.

    Why would someone even think about the assassination of the President of the United States, never mind using the scenario as a student lesson plan? Instructing students on the proper angle to successfully shoot and kill our President is beyond the pale.

    In our current toxic political climate, such irresponsible and dangerous talk is despicable.


  4. Tom on May 19th, 2010 1:13 pm

    Haha, how rediculous. A teacher makes a harmless joke to teach his students and you think this warrants “disciplinary action”

  5. Rich on May 19th, 2010 3:55 pm

    It isn’t harmless to validate the viewpoint that murdering the president is considerable. To think that the only harmful result of this would be actually murdering the president is mindless. Even if this had been an unspecified murder it’s wildly inappropriate for any high school classroom except criminal behavior, much less geometry. It wasn’t necessary for any benefit to his lesson and the choice and judgement absolutely should be a matter of discipline including termination. The only way to think otherwise is to display a crass disregard for leadership behavior.

  6. vincent wiley on May 19th, 2010 9:40 pm

    for that teacher to use the president as an example for his misdirected example,is despicable.but whats even more disturbing is the lack of seriousness by the school system.alabamas racist past is widely known.a stunt like this hearkens back to those past unfortunate.

  7. Tom on May 20th, 2010 12:52 pm

    OK, I’m eating an apple and pretending it’s the predient’s head; think I need to be arrested and that I deserve to be “disciplined”?

  8. Andrew on May 27th, 2010 12:33 am

    OBAMA KILLS BABIES AND WE HAVE TO PAY FOR IT!!! and so do we pay for his drugs that teacher can say what he wants!!

  9. mogwai on June 8th, 2010 4:54 pm

    good for the teacher.

    really, this foreignor obama should be deported back to his home country kenya and good riddance.

  10. olivia on June 8th, 2010 7:28 pm

    Mogwai – It is idiots like you lower the IQ of this country. Not only that, but you make the world a little bit more depressing and difficult to live in, with your acceptance of ignorant violence. I hope for the sake of the planet that you choose not to breed.

  11. Domo on July 26th, 2010 4:35 pm

    People are so ignorant these days. The comment the teacher made was unacceptable regardless if it was meant as a joke or not. The act of killing should be left out of school period. Schools are a place of education, were kids go to try and better themselves, there not going to learn to be trained hitman. I believe that a suspension is required to set an example. If others see that this teacher got away with this outrageuos comment, with no punishment. What will hold them back from doing the same. People need to put themselves in others shoes. If the example was used towards the almighty WHITE pope that teacher would have been sentenced to life….SMH. DAM* SHAME

  12. luke brown on August 18th, 2010 4:56 pm


  13. Order of American Knights on September 26th, 2010 10:58 am

    Sounds like the teacher has the right ideal. Maybe he is recruting a future savior of america and what better way to train than to give all the information needed to pull this off.
    I say way to go. Should become a standard in teaching.

    Good job teach.

  14. olivia on September 26th, 2010 11:02 am

    Anyone who supports the action of this teacher is an idiot. Plain and simple. They would have been just as much of an idiot if they demonstrated this with any other president. You people who are saying “good job” are what is wrong with this country. Disgusting…

  15. Bob on November 3rd, 2010 10:44 pm

    /* Edited for racial slur. */ Big deal if he gets shot.

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