At least one parent is speaking out after a high school history assignment required students to assume the role of a “pro-Hamas” debate organizer.

In her Facebook post, Lisa Kay included the assignment sent home with her ninth-grade daughter. The Sand Creek High School student was asked to set up a debate outline from the perspective of a Hamas supporter at a medium-sized in the U.S.

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When Kay’s daughter asked if she could write the assignment from the point of view of a pro-Israel student, history instructor Hallie Vontroba, told her no, according to Kay.

As of press time, Vontroba has not responded to a voicemail left by The Midwesterner.

Kay told The Midwesterner Monday morning that the assignment her daughter brought home was a follow-up homework assignment from the prior week that she hasn’t seen.

“I’d like to see that part of the assignment, because I reached out to the school this morning about it and the principal then went and talked with the teacher about this assignment,” Kay said. “She’s claiming it’s kind of the counterpoint of the last week assignment.”

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Kay said the principal told her the first assignment required students answer the question of how the U.S. should handle the Hamas and Israel conflict.

“I was like well that’s not the opposite of a pro-Hamas standpoint,” she said. “Pro-Hamas and what the U.S. should do is not like two opposite sides of the spectrum.”

Kay is also concerned about the age-appropriateness of such an assignment.

“I mean a 14- and 15-year-old child we should never put them in a situation where they should be sympathizing with a terrorist organization’s mentality,” she said. “My first thought is these are pretty mature topics. Is she going to start talking to them about October 7, because if she is will she talk about the fact that [Hamas] were beheading babies and torching families alive, because I would like to know if this teacher is going to present that to my child because those are hard things for adults to hear and process and we’re going to talk about this in a classroom setting. It’s a very mature topic for students at that young age.”

Kay is not alone in her concerns. Rep. Jamie Greene, R-Richmond, told The Midwesterner Vontroba’s assignment was inappropriate for students of an impressionable age.

“Schools should be focused on education, not politics,” Greene said. “Students should never be forced to advocate for beliefs that go against their conscience, especially on sensitive topics like religion or terrorism. Let’s get back to the basics of education: reading, writing, and arithmetic.”

This story has been updated since its initial publication to correct the name of Lisa Kay.