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Son’s essay assignment on murder upsets dad

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SPRINGFIELD, Pa. — A high school student's father is calling for disciplinary action against a teacher who assigned his son's summer-school class to write a fictional first-person account of an armed robbery and murder.

Students in the class were given two essay options, one of which was to write a 300-word essay on the following topic: "We only meant to rob the store; we didn't want to kill him."

"I think the teacher should be suspended for three days and get some counseling," Tom Moore said.