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Lexington teacher allegedly makes graphic comments in classroom

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LEXINGTON, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Outraged parents are concerned after a teacher, who remained in the classroom, made violent and graphic comments in front of students in Lexington.

Lucas Ardagna, 18, who is a student at Minuteman Regional High School, told his parents about what he says was a shocking outburst by a teacher in class.

"The teacher became frustrated with the students because they weren't answering his questions," Ardagna's mother said. 

She went on to say that the teacher asked the students if they had a handgun so he could "blow his [expletive] brains out."

The Lexington superintendent confirmed the incident.

"I  can confirm at this time that appropriate action was taken by the district to address the findings of the investigation and to ensure that at all times that students have been treated well and are safe," he said.

It was reported to the Department of Education and the Department of Children and Families, who are both investigating. But parents say they want answers, too, about how fit that teacher is to teach.

"We just want some proof or background that says he is able to now and he's received counseling," one parent said.

The teacher was not placed on leave and school officials have still not disclosed how the incident was handled, saying personnel matters are private.

Lexington police say they have no record of the incident ever being reported.