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ok witb 14 year olds readin graphic novel about school shooting, sex (cum, kne forcing legs apart, cum), murder, suicide (stuffing sock down throat)

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Daughter Lashes Out At School Board After Seeing Father Arrested During Meeting


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By Kathryn Schroeder, Sat, May 10, 2014
Marina Baer, 14, confronted her school board following her father’s high-profile arrest at an official meeting, stating, “I honestly don’t feel safe around you people.”

Marina’s father, William Baer, was arrested after he violated the two-minute rule at a school board meeting in Gilford, New Hampshire, reports The Blaze. William was speaking out about a book containing sexually graphic content that was assigned to his daughter by her school to read without his permission.

In response to his arrest, Marina confronted the school board with harsh words.

“I just watched my father get arrested because he broke the two minute rule, at a board of education meeting,” Marina said. “This just shows that you resort to force at the first turn of conflict and I am appalled. So I don’t trust you.”

William Baer told The Blaze in an interview the arresting officer appeared nervous and reluctant to take him into custody.

“His hands were shaking I believe,” William said. “And then when I observed his demeanor and his behavior — He was clearly nervous and I said to him, ‘What are you so nervous about? I’m the one getting arrested.’”

“And he said something to the effect of, ‘I really don’t want to do this,’” Baer recalled.

The book William was objecting to is “19 Minutes” by Jodi Picoult. It contains an enactment of rough sex between two teens that culminates with the line, “Semen, sticky and hot, pooled on the carpet beneath her,” reports Biz Pac Review.

William did not want to prevent other students from reading the book if their parents approved.

“All I wanted was a notice to opt-in,” William said.

Since the incident, the book has been pulled from the classroom.

William Baer has been charged with disorderly conduct and was released on $700 bail.  

“I’m not really looking for a fight,” Baer said. “But I’m highly offended and insulted and hurt and humiliated that these people saw fit to have me arrested for voicing my opinion at a school board meeting that didn’t comply with their arbitrary two-minute rule.”

The Gilford School Board has apologized for the “discomfort” the book assignment caused and said it will "revise policies to include notification that requires parents to accept controversial material rather than opt out" in the future.
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Maks1mommy
by Emerald Member on May. 10, 2014 at 3:12 PM
I saw this! How ridiculous that man was arrested... So reason for it. I would not allow my children to read that book at 14 either.
MeeshMom
by Silver Member on May. 10, 2014 at 3:12 PM
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Wtf kind of messed up world do we live in these days?
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by Anonymous 2 on May. 10, 2014 at 3:13 PM
Fuck the police.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on May. 10, 2014 at 3:14 PM
Wtf is this "two minute rule"?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on May. 10, 2014 at 3:15 PM
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“She could feel his erection, hot against her stomach.”

It’s not exactly Nancy Drew but that’s the kind of sexually graphic content freshmen boys and girls are being exposed to at New Hampshire’s Gilford High School – without their parent’s knowledge.


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“’Yeah,’ he groaned, and he pushed her thighs apart. And then suddenly Matt was inside her, pumping her so hard that she scooted backward on the carpet, burning the backs of her legs.”

Heaven forbid the superintendent of schools be the arbiter of decency. So who, pray tell, is responsible for deciding whether children are exposed to pornographic literature?
That’s an excerpt from “Nineteen Minutes,” a novel that 14-year-old English students have been assigned to read at the local high school. It’s a story that was first reported by EAGnews.org, the website of the Education Action Group Foundation.

Sweet Mercy, America, that’s enough to make even Hugh Hefner blush.

The novel is based on a school shooting and deals with a variety of issues ranging from bullying to sexual violence. In previous years, parents have received some sort of notification about the nature of the novel.

But this year – somebody forgot to let mom and dad know their youngsters were going to parse a literary classic that includes this unforgettable line: “Semen, sticky and hot, pooled on the carpet beneath her.”

Dickens it is not.

William Baer became furious when he learned that his daughter had been assigned the book. He said the school not only failed to notify parents, but they also failed to offer parents a chance to opt their kids out of reading the book.

“I was shocked when I read the passage, and not much shocks me anymore,” Baer told EAGNews.org. “My wife was stunned by the increasingly graphic nature of the sexual content of the scene and the imagery it evoked.”

Baer, who is an attorney, put it in perspective. He said if someone had been handing those passages to students off campus, they might have been arrested.

Ironically, it was Baer who got arrested – at a school board meeting to address the controversy.

Baer went beyond his allotted two minutes and then got into an argument with a parent who supported the book.

Baer was charged with disorderly conduct.

But he wasn’t the only parent to express outrage.

“I am utterly appalled that this book was in my son’s hands,” parent Sarah Carrigan told The Union-Leader newspaper.

The school board issued an apology “for the discomfort of those impacted and for the failure of the school district to send home prior notice of assignment of the novel.”

Superintendent Kent Hemingway told me in a telephone interview that the district had been using the novel since 2007 – and to his knowledge – there have not been any complaints.

He also said the principal contacted every family in the affected classes and polled them on whether or not they supported the racy novel.

“More than 80 percent consented with their students continuing with the book,” he said. “Ten percent said no.”

He said 10 percent were still undecided on whether or not they wanted their youngsters to read about lovers grinding their loins.

I asked the superintendent if he would agree that the novel was a bit smutty. He declined to comment.

“I’m not going to make a decision on pornographic material,” he said.

Heaven forbid the superintendent of schools be the arbiter of decency. So who, pray tell, is responsible for deciding whether children are exposed to pornographic literature?

“It’s a decision of the local community,” he told me.

I was especially intrigued by the school board’s official statement. Read carefully:

“The School District policies IGE, IJ, IJA, KEC (available on the school district website) refer to the procedures for the use of novels containing controversial material. The district will take immediate action to revise these policies to include notification that requires parents to accept controversial materials rather than to opt out. Furthermore, the notification will detail more specifically the controversial material.”

Did you catch the part about forcing parents to accept racy, bawdy novels rather than opt out?

This school district may very well be the poster child for why you should home school your children.

Author Jodi Picoult told the Union-Leader that she was aware of the controversy in Gilford. Her solution was to make the novel a family affair.

“Read the book with your kids, by all means use it as a springboard for discussion with your kids,” she told the newspaper.

And afterwards, why not take the whole family down to the local strip club for dinner and a show?

Baer told EAGNews.org that he believes the incident is proof that public schools are trying to indoctrinate children with moral relativism.

“Many people in education and government truly believe our children are theirs,” he told the group. “These school incidents are a byproduct of this ‘we know best’ philosophy.”

So let’s review. An English teacher provided a sexually graphic novel to 14-year-old children. A parent complained. And when he complained too much, he was tossed in jail.

Sounds to me like the wrong person got arrested.
armywifey1983
by Gold Member on May. 10, 2014 at 3:15 PM
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He didn't get arrested for voicing his opinion; he got arrested for mouthing off after his two minute speech limit had expired, and refused to be quiet when asked.

**Edited to add** I agree that a sexually explicit book like that should have only been introduced after parental permission from each student, with an opt out novel for those who decline. That was the point he was trying to get across, but ended up being arrested for acting like a hothead. NOT because he disagreed with the choice of novel.

Nyk1187
by Gold Member on May. 10, 2014 at 3:15 PM
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I agree... I think the school should've asked for consent based on the content of the material. At that impressionable early teen age, it should be up to the parents to decide whether or not it's appropriate. When I was in middle school, we had to get parent consent to watch Roots because there was nudity...

Quoting Maks1mommy: I saw this! How ridiculous that man was arrested... So reason for it. I would not allow my children to read that book at 14 either.
BethanyJ
by Silver Member on May. 10, 2014 at 3:15 PM

Absolutely ridiculous that he was arrested, and ridiculous that his daughter wasn't given an opt-out.  I actually don't mind books like this being assigned as acamedia, because many of them are excellent.  I DO, however, think that children should be given an alternative assignment without incident if their parents object to the content.

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by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on May. 10, 2014 at 3:16 PM
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