On the high school assignment to ask ‘who is behind’ sparks riots

Roberts Middle School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

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Students at an Ohio high school was asked to decide who they would leave behind when the world is about to end, on the basis of age, religion and other descriptions as markers for their decisions.

The command caused a big fuss.

“Those who Leave” asked the students at Roberts Middle School in Cuyahoga Falls to pick eight of the 12 people to convert in a spaceship to another planet, because the world was about to end, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Choices include a gay pro athlete, a militant African-American medical student and a female movie star who was the victim of sexual abuse.

Parents of students are called in the command are not case-sensitive.

“What does her being Muslim have to do with it?” Bernadette Hartman, refer to another description, told WKYC-TV. “What does being a woman make?”

Hartman added the command to her son uncomfortable.

“This paper divides. It does not pull everyone together,” she said.

Superintendent Todd Nichols planned encounter with the unknown teacher on Monday, he told the Plain-Dealer.

“We take the matter very seriously, we investigate it and we expect it to be completed very early next week with a resolution,” said Nichols, adding he heard no response of all the pupils in the classes where the assignment is given.

Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @RyanGaydos.

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