"Lamigra caught you go back to checkpoint.”
A California middle school teacher allowed her students to create a deportation-themed board game as part of a group assignment in their career class, The Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.
Jake Hull, a 12-year-old student at
“I said, ‘We should do something like Mario Kart,’” Jake said. “I don’t think we should do this.”
The game's goal is to be the first player “to cross the border to the USA and reach the American flag.” To achieve this objective, it is "mandatory" to stop at the
The rules also state players will be penalized if they land on
Jake said his teacher signed off on the game's theme of "border crossing" before his group designed it, and did not say anything about its content after they turned in the final product last month.
“We will be using this opportunity to help the students learn that words must be measured very carefully for unintended consequences — an important life lesson," she said in a statement.
But for Jake's mother
“The adult in the situation has the chance to mold minds for the better and just basically kind of dropped the ball completely,” she said.
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