A parent, William Baer, from New Hampshire was arrested at a Monday night school board meeting after he voiced his concern about his ninth grade daughter being assigned a book that contains a page detailing a graphic sexual encounter.
The officials from Gilford school claim that the book, “Nineteen Minutes” by Jodi Picoult, contains important themes about a school shooting. Still, some parents feel that a certain scene described in the book is inappropriate for their under-aged children.
WCVB-TV reported that the book contains a graphic description of rough sex between two teenagers, which parents were unaware of until the book had already been distributed to their kids.
“I was shocked when I read the passage and not much shocks me anymore,” William Baer told EAG News. “My wife was stunned by the increasingly graphic nature of the sexual content of the scene and the imagery it evoked.”
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