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The first day back to school can be nerve-wrecking for many students. It was a particularly hard day for a young high school student returning to school just weeks after his brother was killed in the line of duty.

The younger brother of Officer Noah Shahnavaz was confronted with a “Defund the Police” poster in his English class at Fishers High School. After an understandably upsetting first day, the Shahnavez family reached out to the Fishers High School administration to discuss the situation.

The teacher whose classroom displayed the “Defund the Police?” poster says it was a piece of a student’s work from the previous year comparing the pros and cons of the movement.

Hamilton Southeastern School has released a statement apologizing, “As a district we recognize our responsibility to provide a safe environment for students to learn and we failed to provide that in this case.” The poster was taken down Thursday.

Elwood Police Officer Noah Shahnavaz was killed on July 31st at just 24 years old. He was an alum of Fishers High School.

The Shahnavaz family spoke with Tony Kinnett from the Chalkboard Review about the upsetting situation and their disappointment in the school. Kinnett joined Tony Katz Tuesday to discuss what actions the school has taken and what he has heard from other witnesses.