US Teacher Accused of Anti-Semitism After Allegedly Telling Students 'How to Torture a Jew'
"If you want to know how to torture a Jew, make them say this out loud," the teacher said, according to Ms Russo, who described the remark as "very aggressive and very abrasive".
Russo said she initially didn’t want her daughter to take the elective class, but it was the only option since her daughter’s disabilities prevent her from choosing other electives.
"I don’t love that this is even a programme in state schools. But I also thought, if it really is just being taught as literature, I don’t mind my kid learning [this]," she said.
An animated video shown to students depicted descendants of Abraham and Sarah - the patriarch and matriarch of the Jewish and other people - as shadowy characters with pointy noses holding bags of coins.
In addition to that, Russo claimed that the teacher taught that the Book of Genesis is the factual story of how the universe was created.
After that Russo asked to take her daughter out of the class and reported the incident to the Anti-Defamation League, an international Jewish non-governmental organisation.
The Hamilton County Schools said it is aware of the incident and is now holding an investigation. "[We] will take appropriate steps based on the findings of that review," the district board said in a statement.