And by “hilarity” I mean death threats against Jewish students. From their teacher.
From the Las Vegas Journal-Review:
A Northwest Career and Technical Academy teacher is accused of denying the Holocaust happened and telling students that the Nazis lacked the technology to kill so many Jews, one senior said.
Jewish students said the teacher’s comments have circulated widely and have created a poisonous atmosphere at the public school, which has led other students to make anti-Semitic jokes and threats against them.
One such threat is being investigated by Clark County School District police as a possible hate crime, district officials and involved students and parents confirmed on Thursday.
The investigation involves a text message sent to multiple students that said: “Men are supposed to act like men and not be pansy asses … only girls are allowed to be that way you slut(t)y Jews … Please feel free to (forward message) or I will slit your throats personally … And yes I’m related to Hitler.”
Lori Sublette, the teacher accused of denying the Holocaust, has not apologized to students for her comments, said 17-year-old Katie Piranio, a student in Sublette’s “advocacy class,” a weekly course intended to prepare teens for life after high school.
When the Review-Journal reached Sublette on Thursday and asked if she had denied the Holocaust happened, the teacher did not answer the question.
“I would have to talk to my principal (Frank Pesce),” Sublette said. “I’m not in the position to respond to anything like this.”
At which point she handed the reporter a copy of The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy and went back to her DailyKos diary.
Death by 1000 Papercuts has the whole sordid story.