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Cocaine Homework Assignment Angers Middle Schooler's Parents

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KELLER (CBSDFW.COM) - A Keller ISD teacher sent home an assignment titled "The Cocaine Trade: From Field to Street" with a 6th grader, and his parents are upset.

"I walked by and noticed that in big bold letters across the front of his assignment it said… COCAINE," said Scott Pick.

Pick says his 11-year-old son missed a few days of school at Bear Creek Intermediate in Keller after getting strep throat. Pick says he was going over his son's make-up work for Science Class and came across the assignment in a section for "Following a Sequence".

"I felt like they were giving my kid a diagram of how to become a drug dealer," Pick said.

The assignment lists the steps of the drug trade from Cartel to street dealer.

"I was shocked by it. It startled me. It took me aback for a second… I grabbed the paper immediately."

Keller ISD plan to investigate and sent CBS 11 this statement, saying "Keller ISD takes the issue of drug abuse very seriously, and as such, allocates multiple resources to combat abuse through drug education and intervention. The study sheet in question will be reviewed before being considered for future use. The district will continue its concerted efforts to review, remind, and revise drug educational material on a regular basis."

Pick didn't let his son turn in the assignment, and says it has already spurred some uncomfortable questions.

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