Hermiston school to no longer offer zombie survival course

March 21, 2013 

— The Hermiston school district is immediately replacing a zombie-related curriculum used in an Armand Larive Middle School exploratory reading class, it announced.

The decision followed a story about the elective reading course earlier this week in the East Oregonian.

“The use of zombie-related materials is unfortunate and was not approved in accordance with district curricular policies,” said Superintendent Fred Maiocco in a statement.

“We extend our regrets to anyone offended by their use,” he said.

While zombies may be a contemporary topic, the topic is not appropriate for middle school students and the curriculum in the course has been replaced, the district said.

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