Avon teacher suspended after history lesson on Mike Tyson's rape conviction


AVON, Ind. (WTHR) — An Avon teacher is on administrative leave after a lesson the school calls "inappropriate."

On Feb. 10, the teacher displayed a "this day in history" lesson showing news of Mike Tyson's 1992 rape conviction.

A picture was posted of it on Facebook and got more than 1,600 shares.

The school district issued a response Wednesday saying in part:

"We find these old news items to be of no educational value and totally inappropriate for our students. In addition, the posters on the whiteboard (behind the screen) were from a separate assignment regarding WWII propaganda."

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