I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…
Students in Louisiana Thought This Math Symbol (√ ̅ ) Looked Like a Gun. Police Were Called:
(Scott Berson) A discussion among students at Oberlin High School in Oberlin, La., about a mathematical symbol led to a police investigation and a search of one of the student’s homes, according to the Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office.
On the afternoon of Feb. 20, detectives investigated a report of terroristic threats at the school, where they learned that a student had been completing a math problem that required drawing the square-root sign.
My Commentary: Public schools… Need I say more?