No sh&t Sherlock! School district receives death threats after 8th grade assignment asks: Was the Holocaust real?

RIALTO, Calif. — Whether the Holocaust happened is no longer up for debate at Southern California’s Rialto Unified School District.

The initial assignment given to eighth-graders in the San Bernardino County district was to do some research and write an essay explaining whether they believed the Holocaust was a real historical event or a political scheme to influence public emotion and gain.

“It was an error,” district spokeswoman Syeda Jafri said Monday.