A junior high school teacher from a small town in Louisiana is fighting to get his job back after getting fired for displaying controversial political cartoons depicting President Barack Obama drawn by his students.
Robert Duncan, 52, was ousted from Boyet Junior High School in Slidell earlier this month after hanging up student artworks submitted as part of a lesson on political cartoons in January in the hallway outside his classroom.
One of the cartoons appears to portray the president with a bullet hole in his head, while another implies that it was Obama hunting season.
A concerned parent who saw the pictures and found them to be violent and incendiary photographed them on her cell phone and released the images to the media, setting off a firestorm that may have played a role in Duncan’s eventual dismissal.
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