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Obama effigy hung at school with fired teachers

Last Updated: Friday, March 19, 2010 - 10:51

Central Falls: A union is condemning an effigy of US President Barack Obama that was hung upside down by a teacher at a failing Rhode Island high school where he and all his colleagues were fired.

The teachers` union said on Thursday that the unidentified teacher has verbally apologised to his students. It also said he has asked Central Falls Superintendent Frances Gallo if he may apologise in writing.

Gallo tells CNN that she discovered the effigy in the teacher`s classroom on Monday. She says that the Obama doll was about 12 inches tall and was hung from its feet from a white board.

She says it was holding a sign saying ‘Fire Central Falls teachers’.

Obama had called the firings in Central Falls an example of holding failing schools accountable.


First Published: Friday, March 19, 2010 - 10:51
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