(CNN) — It started out as a visit from the local congressman to talk to elementary school kids about how a bill becomes a law, but after the conversation turned to school-age suicide bombers, Arizona Rep. Matt Salmon had to explain himself to upset parents.
Salmon frightened some second- and third-grade children at the San Tan Charter School in his district when his talk last Thursday about the upcoming vote on the Iran nuclear deal included comments about terrorist groups recruiting young suicide bombers.
"The congressman chose to give an example of the current situation in Iran, and made some inappropriate comments about 'Do you know what a nuclear weapon is? Do you know that there are schools that train children your age to be suicide bombers?'" Scott Campbell, a parent of one girl in the class, told KPHO.
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