Alabama teacher suspended over gang test

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama teacher is on leave after giving middle school students a test with math questions about prostitutes, drugs and guns.

Mobile County schools spokeswoman Rena Philips said Wednesday that the educator from Burns Middle School was placed on administrative leave after a parent complained.

WALA-TV (http://bit.ly/1RMtKYl ) quotes parent Erica Hall as saying the test was given to her son’s eighth-grade language arts class on Friday. It was similar to a math quiz that’s been on the internet for years with questions about drive-by shootings, cocaine prostitution and gangs.

Philips says the principal and a school police officer investigated after officials learned of the test Tuesday, and the teacher was placed on leave. Her name wasn’t released, and Philips declined comment.

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