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Zombie survival class canceled at Oregon middle school

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HERMISTON, OR (KPTV/AP) -

A zombie survival skills class at an Oregon middle school is no more, and has been replaced by an exploratory reading class.

The class at Armand Larive Middle School in Hermiston drew the ire of some parents, who questioned the educational value and worried about violent subject matter.

Social studies teacher Rich Harshberger told the East Oregonian newspaper his class focused mainly on survival skills and included both a reading and writing component. Now he's in charge of the reading class.

The topic of the zombie survival class wasn't properly reviewed or sanctioned by the district before it went into effect, said Hermiston School Superintendent Dr. Fred Maiocco.

Maiocco said he "couldn't believe that would actually be a class."

A statement on the school district website said zombie-related materials are"inappropriate for middle school students."

Copyright 2013 KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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