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Wednesday, February 23, 2005
OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK
|Pfc. Rob Jacobs of New Jersey received scathing letters from Brooklyn sixth-grader.|
This is a follow-up of a story I posted on yesterday, that of Pfc. Jacobs, who is serving in Iraq, who received some disturbing mail from sixth graders.
The first story: SOLDIER STUNNED BY LETTER KIDS' RANTS
The second: WRITING A WRONG
'SLUR' TEACH 'SORRY'
The Brooklyn teacher who sent an American soldier demoralizing letters written by sixth-graders apologized yesterday and admitted blame.
In a statement issued by the Department of Education, social studies teacher Alex Kunhardt said he regretted offending Pfc. Rob Jacobs.
His statement, however, did not address whether he either coached the students or read their missives — which accused soldiers of committing atrocities in Iraq — before mailing them.
"It was never my intention to demean or insult anyone," said Kunhardt, who was spotted tossing a snowboard in his car outside his Park Slope home before driving off yesterday morning.
"I never meant for the words of my students to hurt any of our troops. The responsibility for this action is mine alone, and I apologize."