Students at Rancho Dominguez Prep School in Long Beach, Calif. received an assignment in their Digital Imaging class from a long-term substitute teacher to create images of the White House submerged underwater and some White House inhabitants had to appear to be drowning.

“My (project) was the president being saved  instead of drowning him …  so I drowned his wife and the dog. I felt bad. It didn’t feel right drowning the president,” shared Carnal Washington, a junior.

The student that received the most praise and the highest grade was a girl who created an image of President Obama swimming toward a bucket of chicken instead of trying to save his family.

Parents were disturbed by the assignment, saying it was “uncalled for” and couldn’t see what the “kids get from this project.”

Yvette Caslin

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