Skip to comments.Boyet Junior High student art shows malicious images of President Barack Obama
Posted on 02/07/2012 9:20:23 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Controversy erupted at a Slidell junior high school late last week when at least one parent observed drawings and altered pictures depicting malicious images of President Barack Obama, including one photo in which a bullet hole was portrayed on his head. The work is believed to be part of a class project done by students at Boyet Junior High, and several similar pieces were posted on walls at the school.
At least five images were posted, including a drawing of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck standing next to a tree with a sign that read, "Obama Season," underneath a likeness of the president. Also in the depiction was an image of what appeared to be presidential candidate Mitt Romney smiling.
Superintendent Trey Folse would not speak publicly about the matter but released a statement Tuesday through the school system's public information department.
"The St. Tammany Parish public school system takes matters such as this very seriously," Folse said. "The school system became aware of this situation Friday afternoon and immediately started an investigation into this matter. The investigation will include interviews with students, parents, teachers and administrators.
"The appropriate disciplinary action will be taken as soon as all of the facts are in and legal requirements have been met."
James "Gus" Davis, president of the Covington branch of the NAACP, said that he and Karen Stampley, the mother of a Boyet student who brought the pictures to the attention of Principal Mitchell Stubbs, "had a pretty good meeting" with Folse and School Board member Ray Alfred on Tuesday morning....
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Interesting. Slidell is just down the road from me. I would’ve thought that most of those folks down there would be Dems. Well, maybe they are and that is the reason for the brou-ha-ha.
Ain’t that free speech a bitch?
I bought two pieces.
Good grief. Sometime in January last year, Andy Warhol’s screenprint portrait of Mao Zedong, with two bullet holes put there by “Easy Rider” star Dennis Hopper sold for $302,500 at Christie’s. Heaven only knows how much one of the Marilyn Monroe’s with the bullet hole in her forehead goes for these days.
In the USAF, in 1971, a Captain had a button on his car visor that read, “Where’s Oswald now that we really need him?”.
They hung GWB and Sarah Palin in effigy. But that was “protected speech.”
If they put them on Amazon or e-Bay they’d sell out in twelve seconds.
“Øbama Season” was pretty good ;-)
Hey,it’s “art” what’s the problem?
If you lived anywhere close, you would know that this area is one of the most conservative places in the US.
And all I had been hearing is that there is no limit on what is considered art. Hmmm. I must have been mistaken.
AS they said about such for Bush 2, hey, its just art.
Malicious pictures of Obama?
That Hitler really messed it up for the small mustache style.
Anybody with an IQ even approaching rom temperature knows that LBJ and Hoover led the conspiracy to kill JFK and RFK.
Oswald was a patsy.
(Oh, heavens. I didn’t read down to your post before I posted my idea.)
We used to live in Slidell when my husband was stationed over at the river boat unit at Stennis over in Mississippi. It always struck me as more conservative than their neighbor to the south (N.O).
Tell that to Michael Jordan ....
I've already been corrected on my statement by others. Sorry about that and, you're probably right. In giving a bit more thought to the situation, I suppose that Slidell is more like a bedroom community for NOLA. And, by the way, I had two different jobs at Stennis Space Center and finished up my working years at Michoud Assembly Facility in east NOLA.
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