Teacher's Ted Bundy Geometry Question Creeps Out Parents, School

Thursday, 02 May 2013 01:49 PM

By Alexandra Ward

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A substitute teacher has been fired from an Oklahoma high school after parents complained about inappropriate geometry questions on a homework assignment related to Ted Bundy and someone called "Creepy John."

The teacher, who has only been identified as "Mr. Rodgers," was subbing a geometry class at Nathan Hale High School in Tulsa recently and handed out a homework assignment that featured some interesting characters.

One question referenced serial killer Ted Bundy.

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"Serial killer Ted Bundy has a 20-foot ladder leaning against his favorite tree. The ladder makes a 64-degree angle with the ground. What distance up the tree does the ladder reach?"

The other question mentions a guy named "Creepy John."

"Creepy John watches his neighbors with a telescope. Their apartment is 12ft from the ground. John's is 36 ft. If the angle of depression from John's apartment is 47 degrees, how far apart are the two apartment buildings?"


Christina Mattaliano, whose son is in tenth grade at the high school, was shocked when she saw the assignment.

"The first thing that popped into my mind was just it's creepy," Mattaliano told KFOR.com. "I don't know if [the substitute's] trying to be humorous, if maybe that's some of his personal interest. He could have just got to the same root of the problem with just a simple name. It didn't need the description about the serial killer."

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The teacher reportedly told school officials he was trying to engage the students by getting their attention with colorful questions.

The substitute has been asked not to come back to that particular school but it is unclear if he will continue to work at other schools in the district.

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