A mayor of Ohio told the five locals school board members to resign at a meeting of board or face class material charges for high school students which he considered to be " child pornography. "
"It has come to my attention that your educators are essentially distributing what ischild pornography in the classroom, "Hudson Mayor Craig Shubert told the Hudson Board of Education at a meeting Monday.
" J I spoke to a judge tonight. She has already confirmed it. So I'll give you a simple choice: either you choose to resign from this education board or you will be charged, "added Shubert, who was greeted with cheers from the public.
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Shubert's comments came in response to prompts from 'writing found in a book called "642 Things to Write About ", which had been distributed to certain high school students who were taking acollege course credited.
The material consisted of having the students "write a sex scene that you wouldn't want to show your mom, " "rewrite the sex scene from " 'up in a scene you would have let your mother read, "and another prompt asking students to drink a beer and describe its taste, the Akron Beacon Journal reported.
The material sparked a firestorm from parents, including speakers who also attended the board meeting and called the prompts, "disgusting " and a form of "grooming. "
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The Superintendent of Town Schools de Hudson, Phil Herman, called the material "inappropriate and offensive prompts" in a prepared statement and saidthat the books were taken from schools on Monday.
"The district immediately determined that this writing resource should not be in the hands of our students, and on Monday recovered books from students enrolled in the course," Herman said. . "It is important to note that at no time were these inappropriate write prompts assigned as part of the course.
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Principal of Hudson High School Brian Wilch also said on Monday that he and his administrative team were apologized to parents and explained that the course was offered in association with Hiram College and the book "642 Things " had already been used.
"We did not exercise due diligence in reviewing this resource and, therefore, we have overlooked several write prompts among the 642 that are not appropriate for our high school audience, "Wilch said. "… We feel bad. At no point were any of these inappropriate prompts selected or discussed, but they were still there and they were visible, and you cannot ignore them.