Dad Arrested While Protesting Sexually Graphic Book Assigned to 14-year-old Daughter (Video)

By Ben Johnson/Life Site News On May 7, 2014

The father of a Gilford High School student was arrested at a school board meeting on Monday night after objecting that the school had assigned his 14-year-old daughter to read a pornographic book without his knowledge or consent.

William Baer, an attorney who moved to New Hampshire from New Jersey, registered his complaint about the book Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult, which includes a graphic depiction of sex between two teenagers at the local school board meeting.

He asked the school board to read the offending passage, but members refused.

He also wanted to ask members why the school's ninth grade English teacher had the class read the material without sending out notice - a policy the school had followed in previous years - but board members turned away questions. Instead, they said the question violated protocol and told Baer that his two minute time allotment had expired.

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Dad Arrested Protesting Sexually Graphic Book Assigned to 14-year-old Daughter