At Currituck County High School in Barco, N.C., students in the senior civics and economic class were assigned last month to "take photographs to illustrate their rights in the Bill of Rights."
Selina Jarvis is the head of the social studies department. She didn't think the assignment was anything outrageous.
One student completed the assignment this way, Jarvis said:
"[He] had taken a photo of George Bush out of a magazine and tacked the picture to a wall with a red thumb tack through his head. Then he made a thumb’s down sign with his own hand next to the President’s picture, and he had a photo taken of that, and he pasted it on a poster.”
The student's poster was taken down. The assistant principal called Jarvis to a conference room, where two Secret Service agents asked her about the student. Good kid, she replied.
The agents brought up the poster and asked Jarvis: Don't you think this is suspicious?
The meeting ended with the feds hinting that the student might be indicted. He was not, of course. A flack for the Secret Service said it's the agency's "responsibility" to look into "incidents when necessary."
Welcome to the garrison state.