Student's controversial picture spurs debate at high school

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Student's Controversial Picture Spurs Debate At High School
A student's drawing is at the center of a heated debate at North Oldham High School in Kentucky.

The left side shows a white-hooded Klu Klux Klan member pointing a gun at a black man along with the year 1930 and a Confederate flag.

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The right side depicts a white police officer pointing his gun at an empty-handed black person wearing a hoodie; in this scene, it is 2015 and the American flag is present.

For the assignment, students were asked to illustrate their view of social injustice after reading "To Kill a Mockingbird."

Though the drawing was made last year, Dave Hamblin, a father and first responder, recently posted to Facebook that he had asked the school to take it down, but they refused.

Hamblin argues that, as a result, his daughter who attends the school is subjected to a "hostile learning environment."

Tracy Green, a spokeswoman for the school district, told the Courier-Journal that the assignment was intended for students "to share opinions and be prepared for the world after high school where you're going to encounter things that you disagree with."

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