An Ohio teacher was suspended Thursday after angry parents give their children a disturbing online ethics test.
A “morality test” distributed to students at an Ohio high school — with questions about subjects such as incest and puppy-killing — has outraged parents and resulted in the teacher’s suspension.
Sarah Gillam, a 35-year-old Language Arts instructor at Hilliard Bradley high School, was placed on paid administrative leave pending the results of an internal investigation, the Columbus Dispatch reported.
“Last night, we were made aware of an activity for the classroom, that would never have occurred,” school district officials said in a statement obtained by the paper. “We absolutely share the indignation of our parents and the community.”
“Last night, we were made aware of an activity for the classroom, that would never have occurred. We absolutely share the indignation of our parents and the community.”
School district statement
The 36-question online test was taken from the website IDRlabs.com run by MBTI Trust, Inc., performed by Myers & Briggs, a well-known name in the research. He asked students to make moral judgments about a range of situations, respond with one of the seven choices ranging from “Not OK” in red on the left, click “OK” in green on the right side, the paper reported.
Bizarre morality test to get a Hilliard teacher suspended https://t.co/CLMhARldmx
— Columbus Dispatch (@DispatchAlerts) September 6, 2018
Parents sent some of the disturbing test questions to FOX28 Columbus. One read: “the Use of both a condom and a pill, a brother and a sister decide that they want to sleep with each other but once, to see what it would be.”
Another question read: “Sarah’s dog has four puppies. They can only find a home for two of them, so she kills the other two with a stone on the head.”
Teacher at Hilliard Bradley High School placed on leave after disturbing quiz questions https://t.co/YcdTTWdBBV pic.twitter.com/b24EFUXbCH
— WTTE FOX 28 (@fox28columbus) September 7, 2018
According to the Uk, a number of the questions were more routine: A boy smashes the door in his father’s face, because he will not let him attend a late night party.
However, the questions about sexual and violent topics upset many parents and members of the community.
“What does the teacher need to know that information for?” Todd Sandberg, the father of a tenth-grader, told the newspaper. “The questions are so out of line for the high school language arts.”
“What does the teacher need to know that information for? The questions are so out of line for the high school language arts.”
– Todd Sandberg, the father of a tenth-grader
The district, which says it never approved the test, issued an apology to the parents and the students, the paper reported.