Updated: Thursday, 27 Sep 2012, 7:48 AM EDT
Published : Thursday, 27 Sep 2012, 7:48 AM EDT
ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Enfield's school superintendent says a high school teacher who gave her students a flier backing Democrat Chris Murphy's campaign for U.S. Senate was teaching civics, not engaging in partisan politics.
The Journal Inquirer of Manchester reports that Superintendent Jeffrey Schumann did not identify the teacher. He said her actions, which drew the attention of the Republican Town Committee, were a response to a request from Murphy's campaign.
The three-term congressman and Republican Linda McMahon are seeking the seat held by Sen. Joe Lieberman, who is retiring.
Schumann said the Enfield High School social studies teacher saw the flier as a chance to teach students about politics while receiving credit for an internship.
He declined to say if the teacher was disciplined, but said there was not necessarily a violation of policy.
Information from: Journal Inquirer, http://www.journalinquirer.com