Aug 25, 2010
An assignment that asked West Australian high school students to plan a terrorist attack that would kill as many innocent people as possible was inappropriate, insensitive and disappointing, according to the education Director General.
Sharyn O’Neill said people were rightly upset by the assignment, which was set by a society and environment teacher at the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School last week.
The in-class task told Year 10 students to pretend they were terrorists planning a chemical or biological attack on “an unsuspecting Australian community”.
”Your goal is to kill the MOST innocent civilians in order to get your message across,” the assignment said.
The students had to explain their choice of victims and decide the best time and place for their attack.
This article was posted: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 8:19 am