(The teacher’s gender has not been specified) A teacher has been placed on leave after telling students that having a confederate flag means you intend to marry your sister.

An Augusta, Ga. teacher used a “controversial” opinion to give an example of what the concept of “A story within a Story” is in literature.

The teacher projected the confederate flag on a whiteboard, and next to the confederate flag was written:

“a sticker you put on the back of your pickup truck to announce that you intend to marry your sister. Think of it like a White Tr*sh ‘Save The Date’ card,”

A student took a photo of the board and showed it to her mother, Melissa Fuller,  and Fuller posted it on social media asking for the public’s thoughts on it, and it went viral.

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Here’s the photo:

Fuller says her daughter, who sometimes wears confederate flag items like belt-buckles, was offended by what the teacher said.

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According to the Augusta Chronicle, the teacher has reportedly been placed on leave.

The school released a statement saying:

“The Richmond County School System is committed to creating a diverse, equitable learning environment for students. The language used in the example was unacceptable and has no place in our classrooms.”

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Updated: February 4, 2020 — 9:58 am

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