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Middle school Obama cartoons draw parents' ire

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Posted: Feb 9, 2012 11:57 AM
Updated: Feb 9, 2012 11:57 AM
Source: Associated Press

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NEW ORLEANS - Some parents say some of the political cartoons created for a middle-school assignment could incite violence and should never have gone on display. They're particularly upset by an image of President Barack Obama on which a bullet hole was drawn.

The cartoons were among many drawn for a social studies class at Boyet Junior High in Slidell, a predominantly white suburb of New Orleans. Administrators took down the entire exhibit.

St. Tammany Parish Schools Superintendent Trey Folse says the system takes such matters very seriously, is investigating, and will take "appropriate disciplinary action" once facts all are known and legal requirements met.

He also said the cartoons covered the political spectrum.

The woman who brought the cartoons to public attention says she focused on those that had upset her daughter.

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