School apologizes for giving students ISIS propaganda homework

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SALEM, UT - Administrators for a Utah high school are apologizing to parents for a homework assignment asking students to draw an ISIS propaganda poster.

A school spokesperson says a first year teacher wanted to use the assignment to illustrate how extremists use propaganda to spread untruths and misunderstandings.

Outraged parents complained about the assignment and it was canceled.

(Lana Hiskey, Salem Junior High Spokeswoman) "About just over 60 students involved in the assignment and we've had four phone calls or communication with parents that had concern. So this was a classroom project and it's been withdrawn."

The school principal says all the assignments that had already been turned in have been shredded.