SUITLAND, Md. (WUSA) -- A middle school history teacher was placed on administrative leave Wednesday after a lesson that involved profane words.
The teacher told eighth graders at Drew Freeman to define several cuss words including bastard and son of a b----, according to students who were in the class.
"I was shocked," said Marquis Quigley, "We were all like is she serious or is joking. Is she really teaching us this?"
When Quigley's mother and other parents learned of the assignment after school on Tuesday, they went to the principals office to complain.
"We talked about it and I told him we don't use these words," said Janiece Trimble, a mother of three who in addition to Marquis, has another child in the Prince George's school system. "I really feel bad that I am not able to afford in a private school if this is what my child is going to learn in a public school system. If he didn't already know these words now he knows them."