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A Middle School Student Was Allegedly Assigned A Math Quiz Referencing Guns And Prostitution

The Alabama middle school teacher who allegedly handed out the quiz has been placed on administrative leave.

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A middle school teacher was placed on administrative leave by Mobile Public Schools in Alabama after a mother discovered her son had allegedly been assigned a math quiz that references guns, drugs, and prostitution.

Erica Hall, whose son is an eighth-grader at Burns Middle School, told Fox 10 her child texted her a picture of the quiz his teacher allegedly passed out on Friday. The worksheet references automatic guns, cocaine, and prostitution.

"Tyrone knocked up four girls in the gang. There are 20 girls in his gang. What is the exact percentage of girls he knocked up?" reads one question.

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Another question references drug sales.

"Raul wants to cut the pound of cocaine he bought for $40,000 to make a 20% profit," it reads. "How many one ounce bags will he need to make to obtain the 20% profit?"

"They took it as a joke, and she told them that it wasn't," said Hall. "They had to complete it and turn it in."

Hall told Fox 10 she met with the school on Tuesday.

The teacher, who is nearing retirement, was immediately placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the internal investigation, according to Fox 10.

Leticia Miranda is a retail reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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