WARNING – SEXUALLY EXPLICIT MATERIAL IS IN THIS ARTICLE!!
WW~Notes: The shit is going to hit the fan as more parents stand up to this emotional abuse of their children no matter their ages. If parents are not allowed to protect their children – then who will? We are living in an age of utter insanity when parents can be arrested at a school for defending a moral liberty and right as a U.S. citizen.
- Attorney William Baer charged with disorderly conduct at meeting in New Hampshire between parents and the school board
- Mr Baer violated his ‘two-minute speaking time’ while discussing why his daughter should not have been given a book with sexual themes
- Gilford High School made Jodi Picoult’s Nineteen Minutes required reading for class of 14-year-olds
- Book about school shooting has themes of bullying and sexual violence
- Passage includes the words: ‘She could feel his erection, hot against her stomach…. Semen, sticky and hot, pooled on the carpet beneath her’
- Jodi Picoult tweeted: ‘Another parent is challenging #19Minutes bc it contains a sex scene far more vague than anything on TV. Sad to focus on that & not bullying.’
A father who complained about his 14-year-old daughter being given a novel with sexually-explicit content in her high school English class was arrested on Monday during a school board meeting.
William Baer lost his temper during the meeting between parents and school officials from New Hampshire’s Gilford High School.
They had gathered to discuss the appropriateness of ninth-grade students being given Jodi Picoult’s Nineteen Minutes – a novel about a school shooting that contains themes of bullying and sexual violence.
Willaim Baer is led out of the school board meeting by a police officer on Monday after he complained about his 14-year-old daughter being given a sexually-explicit book as an English assignment
Mr Baer, an attorney, raised his voice at the meeting and said that he didn’t believe that the school showed his daughter respect by giving her a book with sexually-explicit themes
Dad arrested for violating school board’s two minute rule
Parents had met with the school to express their anger that they had not been notified that the book contained sexually explicit material or been given the option to opt out of it.
The book contains a description of rough sex between two teenagers including the words: ‘She could feel his erection, hot against her stomach’.
Mr Baer expressed his outrage that his daughter had been assigned the reading material and when he asked to read the concerning passage aloud, the school board refused.
‘Sir, would you please be respectful of the other people?’ a school board member asked.
He replied: ‘Like you’re respectful of my daughter, right? And my children?’
Mr Baer, an attorney, was seen on camera arguing heatedly with school authorities and a parent who supported the book for several minutes before a police officer approached him in the audience.
The officer appeared to ask Mr Baer to leave. He responded: ‘Because I violated the two-minute rule?’, referring to his allotted speaking time at the meeting.
‘I guess you’re going to have to arrest me,’ Mr Baer told the police officer, who then ordered him to stand up and led him by the arm out of the library meeting.
The father was then placed in handcuffs and charged with disorderly conduct.
Mr Baer told EAGNews: ‘I was shocked when I read the passage, and not much shocks me anymore.
‘My wife was stunned by the increasingly graphic nature of the sexual content of the scene and the imagery it evoked.’
Another parent Doug Lambert told WCVB: ‘You are also cheating the kids out of being exposed to real literature in front of them. This is garbage.’
Jodi Picoult also weighed in on the debate over her book.
She wrote: ‘Another parent is challenging #19Minutes bc it contains a sex scene far more vague than anything on TV. Sad to focus on that & not bullying.’
‘Relax,’ Matt murmured, and then he sank his teeth into her shoulder. He pinned her hands over her head and ground his hips against hers. She could feel his erection, hot against her stomach. She couldn’t remember ever feeling so heavy, as if her heart were beating between her legs. She clawed at Matt’s back to bring him closer. ‘Yeah,’ he groaned, and he pushed her thighs apart. And then suddenly Matt was inside her, pumping so hard that she scooted backward on the carpet, burning the backs of her legs. He clamped his hand over her mouth and drove harder and harder until Josie felt him come.Semen, sticky and hot, pooled on the carpet beneath her.
Nineteen Minutes was published in 2007 and debuted at number one on the New York Times Best Seller list.
Picoult’s fans jumped to her defense over criticism of the novel.
Jolene wernig wrote:’@jodipicoult My 2 girls went to #GHS and LOVE your books! Re-reading 19minutes this week.’
Holly Soave tweeted to the writer: ‘@jodipicoult as a teen, #19minutes changed my life & the way I think about bullying & how actions affect everyone around us. I’m grateful.’
The school board apologized‘for the failure of the school district to send home prior notice of assignment of the novel’ but added that it had been part of the school curriculum since 2007 and there had been no complaints.
Superintendent Kent Hemingway told WND that the book was ‘thematically important’ because it allowed students to explore issues surrounding a fictional school shooting.
MailOnline was awaiting a comment from Mr Hemingway.
The school’s mission statements include the belief that ‘learning occurs best in disciplined, safe, and respectful environments where community members are valued and expected to play their roles in education and be accountable for their actions’.
A police officer approached the father because he violated the two-minute speaking rule at the school board meeting on Monday night
The police officer took Mr Baer by the arm and led him out of the New Hampshire school meeting before placing him in handcuffs