Idaho students chant ‘assassinate Obama’ on school bus

By David Edwards
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 11:36 EDT
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Matthew Whoolery couldn’t believe it when his second and third grade children told him what students were saying on the school bus. “They were chanting on the bus, ‘Assassinate Obama. Assassinate Obama.’ Then adding in a name sometimes of a classmate on the bus, ‘Assassinate Obama and Kate.’”

Whoolery told KIDK 2 News that his kids didn’t understand the meaning of the word. After explaining what the word assassinate means, Whoolery contacted the school.

The superintendent of Madison school district in Idaho sent an email to principals, teachers and bus drivers telling them that all students show show proper respect for public officials.

KIDK 2 News has more details here.

This video is from KIDK 2 News, broadcast Nov. 11, 2008.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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