Math teacher accused of making up numbers
Five-year-old Michael Jordan, who is a math teacher in Georgia, is accused of using an array of numbers to make up a number that was actually eight.
Michael Jordan, five, is a teacher at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.
The family posted a picture of the 10th birthday present on Facebook and wrote it off as a fake.
His father told ABC News that he was shocked when he learned of the story.
“I was like, ‘Oh, my gosh,'” Jordan told ABC affiliate WSB-TV in Atlanta.
“I think about the little boy every day, and I don’t know what to say.
It just breaks my heart.”
Jordan said he went to the school’s website to see if he could get a copy of the birth certificate and the school denied him.
The school told ABCNews.com that Jordan had received the birth certificates but it was not clear if they were from the same school.
Jordan’s father said he believes the birth documents are genuine.
Jordan, who graduated from the University at Albany in 2013, has been a math and science teacher for four years.
He said he was trying to teach his children about how to think and make sense of the world around them.
“[The birth certificate] is like an extension of what I’m saying and that it’s a great place to start for them to get to understand math and to be able to use math to solve problems,” he said.
More to come.