A New Hampshire parent was arrested at a Monday night school board meeting after he voiced outrage his daughter was assigned a book that contains a page detailing a graphic sexual encounter.
Gilford school officials claim the book, “Nineteen Minutes” by Jodi Picoult, contains important themes about a school shooting. But some parents believe a scene described in the book is inappropriate for their children.
According to WCVB-TV, 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.
“It’s absurd,” William Baer said at the school board meeting.