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School district receives complaints for tests about Sutherland Springs shooting

A school district near Corpus Christi is receiving phone calls from students about a controversial assignment involving Sutherland Springs.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - A school district near Corpus Christi is receiving phone calls from students about a controversial assignment involving Sutherland Springs.

Sweeny eighth graders went home with a test containing questions about the church shooting last Sunday.

One parent was so upset that she posted the test on Facebook.

We discovered the test originated from "Newsela," an instructional content provider for schools that is computer-generated.

Parents said it is way too soon to test students on the subject regardless of where it came from.

The school district released the following statement in response.

"While the purpose of the assignment was to use current events to support learning standards, we recognize that the timing was not appropriate. We sincerely apologize."


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