An Ohio teacher has resigned after she had her 10th grade class take a morality test that presented scenarios involving incest and animal abuse.
Sarah Gillam, 35, resigned at Hilliard Bradley High School on Monday after her language arts students took a free online test called a moral foundation test.
The test, which can be found at IDRLabs.com, asks participants to answer 36 questions, classifying the morality of each one on a sliding scale between & # 39; OK & # 39; and & # 39; Not OK & # 39;
One question says: "By using both the condom and the pill, a brother and sister decide they want to go to bed, just once, to see what it would be like."
Sarah Gillam, 35, resigned from Hilliard Bradley High School after her 10th grade class took a morality test that presented scenarios involving incest and animal abuse.
The test asks the participants to answer 36 questions, classifying the morality of each one on a scale between & # 39; OK & # 39; and & # 39; Not OK & # 39; It included a question about incest
Another question is: A man orders a custom made sex doll designed to look exactly like his niece.
"In the sex education class, students are asked to inflate a condom with their mouths," says one scenario.
Some of the questions presented examples of animal cruelty.
& # 39; Sarah's dog has four puppies. She can only find a home for two of them, so she kills the other two with a stone on her head, "said one.
Another states: "While on a live television show, a man kills a baby with a knife."
Many of the questions dealt with various sexual scenarios, outraging many parents
The questionnaire breaks down the percentage of "attention", "loyalty", "equity", "authority", "purity" and "freedom" of each participant based on their answers.
It also determines to which political group the closest morality belongs.
The test came to light after the son of Todd Sandberg, 15, told him about the provocative questions.
Sandberg wrote a Facebook post on a page for Hilliard residents last Wednesday because he felt that other parents should know what their children were doing in school.
"My job was to point it out," he told Columbus Dispatch. "I knew it was going to cause a firestorm."
The parents were outraged and the district indefinitely suspended Gillam on Thursday and placed it under administrative license while investigating.
Some of the questions also present scenarios of cruelty to animals for students to reflect on
He also sent a statement apologizing to students and parents, saying the test "should never have taken place" in the classroom.
"We absolutely share the indignation of our parents and our community," the statement said.
"It is important to understand that this was an isolated incident and that an activity of this nature would never be considered acceptable."
Superintendent John Marschhausen told Gillam that he could not enter the school without permission and that he could not have contact with any student or district staff.
The Hilliard Board of Education accepted Gillam's resignation on Monday night. She had been a teacher in the district since 2007.
"The circumstances that led to the resignation are disappointing, as she has acknowledged," district spokeswoman Stacie Raterman said in a statement.
The questionnaire breaks down the percentage of "attention", "loyalty", "impartiality", "authority", "purity" and "freedom" of each participant based on their answers
The parents were outraged and the district permanently suspended Gillam on Thursday and placed her under administrative license while investigating
"While the district's approved curriculum and educational materials encourage students to think critically, several items of this online questionnaire were simply inappropriate and inconsistent with the resources established in the classroom."
& # 39; This should never have been given. The district works hard to earn the respect and support of students, parents and the community in general, and we regret any distrust that this may have caused. "
Sandberg said he did not want to hurt the district when he published about the test on Facebook, he just wanted to show parents that it was important to talk with their children about what they were doing in school.
"I love the district," he said. & # 39; This is an isolated case & # 39;
But Sandberg still believes the test was more appropriate for a philosophy class at the university than his 15-year-old son.
& # 39; What does the teacher need to know that information for? & # 39; he said. & # 39; The questions are so out of place for the high school language arts & # 39;
Gillam resigned from Hilliard Bradley High School (pictured) on Monday night. She had been a teacher at the school since 2007