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History homework asks students inappropriate questions

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – A Franklin County school teacher is under fire after parents say students were given inappropriate questions to answer in a class assignment.

It’s the last week of school here at Franklin County High School, but as some students were working on some of their previous homework, a history lesson left them in awe. The sound of hands typing on a keyboard is a sound Brittnay Miller is used to hearing when her 14-year-old daughter comes home from school. Her daughter is usually doing her homework, but she heard something unusual on Monday.

“She started reading some of the questions on her assignment, and I wasn’t paying too much attention to it until I was like, wait, what was that question,” Miller said.

“How old were you when you first had sex?” Miller said as he read one of the homework questions.

One of more than 100 questions for Franklin County High School students to choose and answer.

“I was appalled; I was like, why would a teacher ask questions like that? Miller said.

But what shocked her the most was that the questions were an assignment in her daughter’s world history class.

“I was like, what does all this have to do with the history of the world?” Miller asked.

That’s when Brittany’s daughter shared more homework questions.

“Can you separate sex from love?” Miller said as he read one of the questions.

“I thought we’d be doing history work until the very last day of school, not like this,” Miller said.

Brittnay and many other parents started demanding answers. Answers we got from the Principal of the Stanley Bean School District

“There were about 300 questions for the students to answer about life choices, but he only read about 50, and the first 50 seemed like an appropriate type of question,” Bean said.

This world history teacher sent a letter of apology to students and parents, but parents like Brittnay said it wasn’t enough.

“If these questions were asked of a colleague it would be sexual harassment, so why did it go under the rug that they were given to 14 year olds?” Miller asked.

District leaders told News4 the teacher had been reprimanded, but parents said they needed to make sure something like this didn’t happen again.

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