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Teacher accused of shooting re-enactment on leave

A teacher is accused of having sixth-graders re-enact the Ferguson shooting. (Source: WSFA) A teacher is accused of having sixth-graders re-enact the Ferguson shooting. (Source: WSFA)

SELMA, Ala. (AP) - Dallas County schools officials say a teacher accused of having sixth grade students re-enact the shooting of an unarmed Missouri man has been put on paid administrative leave.

County schools superintendent Don Willingham told the Selma Times-Journal (http://bit.ly/VF1zVQ ) Wednesday that he's conducted interviews with the teacher, a parent who criticized the lesson in a Facebook post, and the principal of Brantley Elementary School.

Willingham says the district is investigating and has not released the teacher's identity.

Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri Aug. 9 and the incident led to a series of protests and a federal investigation into the death of the 18-year-old man.

Willingham says he expects the district's investigation to be done by Thursday.

Information from: Times Journal, http://www.selmatimesjournal.com/

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