Florida public school teacher Malik Leigh was suspended from their post at Palm Beach Lakes High School (PBL) after they asked what an administrator called an inappropriate question about Donald Trump on a final-exam
Palm Beach Post columnist Andrew Marra reported that the teacher placed the following question on a final exam:
If a Donald Trump becomes president of the United states, we are:
D. Screwed behind a really YUGE wall that Mexico pays for.
The final exam is “wholly inappropriate for the Law Academy class,” PBL Principal Cheryl McKeever wrote in a letter, according to the Post.
“Specifically, the exam materials contain inaccurate content, irrelevant material, unprofessional use of language, inappropriate use of language, and contain content outside of and not consistent with the curriculum for the Law Academy,” she continued.
Leigh says the question was not a political statement but rather meant as a joke.
“I’m not pushing a political agenda,” he told the Post. “To me, it was a funny question.”
The question was deemed inappropriate by McKeever who also claimed they were irrelevant to the class.
“I don’t see why that would be offensive,” Leigh said. “They all tie into the classroom discussion.”
It wasn’t just the Donald Trump controversy that raised questions.
Another question asked what to do during an opening statement in a courtroom. Among the possible choices were: “find the hottest person on the Jury and focus your words on them” and “treat them like the MORONS they are,” according to columnist Kristina Webb.
Before he even asked the test questions Leigh had already launched a lawsuit against the school. He claims that about 30 teachers didn’t have their contracts renewed because of a “perceived lack of loyalty to administrators.”