(Mike Opelka) Earlier this week in Denton, Texas, the First Amendment seems to have been compromised by a few high school essays that mentioned the Second one.
High School seniors at Denton High School were given a simple assignment in their English class: Write a paragraph about something you did over the weekend. There was no additional direction on topics for the essay. However, a few students who wrote about guns, including attending a gun show or going to shop for a gun, were told that they would be given a zero on the assignment if they did not change what they were writing about.
The teacher, Mr. Dewey Christian, reportedly told the students that the topic was unacceptable.
Denton High School senior Alex Wright explained what happened to him:
“Mr. Christian said I want you all to write a paper, write about a fun experience you had… a nice experience. … So I said, me and my mom went to Cabella’s to buy a gun. As soon as he heard the word “gun,” he told me to sit down.”