Ok Ill bet you all 1 22 LR round that you cant guess what state this happened in??????????????? Im begining to think this state exist for the sole porpus of creating weird news. No wounder they have so many gun laws..cause if some one did this to my kids....welp Id be useing words Chris would #$%^ out and probly not be physicaly nice to the teacher. Friday, July 19, 2002 Teacher Ties Up 'Slave' Students; Media Yawn Imagine how the media would scream if a priest or minister were caught tying up children. But for some reason it's a non-story if a teacher at a government school does the same thing. Eighth-graders at Lincoln Middle School in Alameda, Calif., "had their hands bound together with masking tape and were forced to lie down where they were duct taped at the waist to the floor," reports Pacific Justice Institute. "The intent of the exercise was to allegedly help students experience what slaves felt as they were transported to America on slave ships." A parent worried that the teacherâ€™s unauthorized physical restraint of the pupils potentially endangered their health and safety complained to the institute. "Although the school has agreed to notify parents in the future and to give objecting parents the right to opt their children out of the exercise, the school has refused to notify the parents whose children were already subjected to this questionable activity." One student was emotionally traumatized because of the restraint. One parent was outraged by the schoolâ€™s and districtâ€™s refusal to inform parents that the teacher restrained students without prior informed parental consent. "While it is important to teach students about the horrific evils of slavery, it is completely inappropriate to physically restrain students and potentially compromise their physical safety or emotional well-being,â€ stated Brad Dacus, president of Pacific Justice Institute, a non-profit legal defense organization specializing in the defense of religious freedom, parental rights and other civil liberties. A search of the Associated Press and other news wires found no mention of the school district's bizarre methods. Likewise, the mainstream media have given far more coverage to any religious figure accused of pedophilia than to government schoolteachers accused of similar offenses. And they have virtually ignored the California government schools' forced indoctrination of children into Islam.