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Old 05-07-2014, 11:17 AM  
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More Police nonsense. Father arrested for Speaking Against Sexually Explicit Book

What the??? He violated the 2 minute rule.

You can jump to around 5:00 in the video.




Gilford, NH- A father of a high school student was arrested at a school board meeting Monday night after protesting the school’s sexually explicit required reading assigned to his 9th grade daughter at Gilford High School.

The book in question, ”Nineteen Minutes” by author Jodi Picoult, is about a school shooting taking place in a fictitious New Hampshire town, and it contains themes of student violence, bullying, and sexual aggression. There is one particularly provocative and graphic depiction of violent, drunken sex between two teens in the story on page 313. Click here to read the passage (warning: graphic language and explicit sexual content).

William Baer came to the meeting to voice his opposition to the school’s failure to send home notification alerting parents of the graphic content. “I’m outraged that Gilford High School would require my daughter to read this kind of material,” Baer told the Laconia Daily Sun.

Josh Youssef, a friend of Baer, spoke with Benswann.com about what preceded the school board meeting and Baer’s arrest. Youssef was at Baer’s home when they were talking about a reading assignment given to Baer’s daughter. Youssef opened the book and came across page 313, and they were shocked by the graphic description of rough sex. “His jaw dropped,” Youseff told Benswann.com.

Baer then contacted Principal Peter Sawyer of Gilford High School last Wednesday to arrange a meeting, but was told by Sawyer it would not be possible to meet before the weekend. Baer attended Monday’s meeting to make his concerns known to the school board. There was a police officer present at the meeting, Gilford Lt. James Leach. Youssef said that he had been told by other parents that it’s not common for police to be present at Gilford school board meetings.

The school board meeting allowed for public comment only; no discussion, questions or speaking more than once was permitted.

After Baer spoke for two minutes- the maximum speaking time dictated by the school board- another parent, Joe Wernig, spoke in support of the book’s content. Baer responded to Wernig’s comments, and it was then that he was asked to leave by Leach. When Baer asked if he was going to be arrested, he was escorted from the meeting by Leach and handcuffed before being placed in a police cruiser. After Baer’s arrest, Lt. Leach was not replaced by another officer for the duration of the meeting.



Baer was not the only angry parent at the school board meeting. Another parent, Sarah Carrigan, said that she was “utterly appalled that this was an ‘oversight’”. Baer’s wife, Barbara Baer, shares her husband’s frustration. “They can discuss this some other way,” she said. “They don’t need that kind of imagery.”

“Nineteen Minutes” has been part of Gilford’s 9th grade AP English curriculum since 2007 when it was published. The school issued a statement that concluded the district “will take immediate action to revise these policies to include notification that requires parents to accept controversial material, rather than opt out.” The school sent out a notice stating that the book assigned “depicts high school relationships, some of which are unhealthy.”

Baer told Benswann.com that the school’s notice was only sent out after he went to the principal to discuss it, and that the notice failed to disclose the graphic passage in the book. “I can’t believe the school requires this as reading material,” he said. “There’s no reason to expect this kind of thing.”

While some parents say that this book opens up critical dialogue between parents and their children, Baer noted that when he asked Sawyer to discuss the passage in context with the rest of the book, Sawyer said he was uncomfortable doing so.

In the extended video below, given to Benswann.com by Youssef, Baer is shown being arrested after speaking out. Youssef believes, and the video shows, at minute 5:05 the superintendent signalling Lt. Leach to confront Baer to remove him from the building.



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Old 05-07-2014, 02:10 PM   #61
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We're talking about 14-15 year olds here. I started getting blow jobs at that point and I wasn't even close to being the only one.

If we were talking about 8th grade, then I'd be inclined to agree a little more (although not sure if I would completely agree).

With the spread of internet access and kids knowing how to circumvent just about any type of filter, it's ridiculous that someone would make an issue out of this book.

Also, American attitudes about sex in general are very prudish and ridiculous.
Eh. I get what your saying. I was getting BJ's at that age too, but like others have said, just because you weren't sheltered doesn't mean others weren't. I agree that most kids are familiar with sexually explicit content, but that doesn't mean that their parents want to push more of it on them.

My stance on it:

It's explicit but not overly explicit. If the book doesn't have a particularly important message, or if that message can be covered in another way, then it's really not necessary. I'm willing to bet there's plenty of other books out there regarding bullying that don't have a page dedicated to some forceful ****ing and cum stains.

This book doesn't sound like something that should be required. So if it's not required, then why bother rocking the craddle and pissing people off? If parents don't want to further expose their teen daughters to 50 Shades of Grey, then why do it? What makes this book worth fighting for to keep it in the curriculum?
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Old 05-07-2014, 02:13 PM   #62
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Beat me to it.

BTW, For those that are OK with this, saying they are thinking/reading/talking about it anyway. How would you feel if the school REQUIRED the reading of Penthouse Letters. They are about the same. In the 9th grade I was reading them as well. But required by the school??

The required part bothers me because it seems to condone underage and violent sex.
The key. Forced AND violent.

Ridiculous. Talk about "war on women".
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Old 05-07-2014, 02:14 PM   #63
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Old 05-07-2014, 02:15 PM   #64
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Old 05-07-2014, 02:17 PM   #65
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The book in question, ”Nineteen Minutes” by author Jodi Picoult, is about a school shooting taking place in a fictitious New Hampshire town, and it contains themes of student violence, bullying, and sexual aggression.
Good thing high school kids aren't exposed to real life school shootings, student violence, bullying or sexual aggression.
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Old 05-07-2014, 02:19 PM   #66
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You're right. A 9th grade girl plays with unicorn dolls and has never ever ever thought about sex one time or ever talked to her friends and no one in 9th grade has had sex or touched another person sexually and if I keep her from reading two paragraphs in a book about sex she will stay a virgin forever and be daddy's little girl until I ascend to heaven without dying.
In 9th grade most of them are already watching porn so it's cool if the teacher requires them to watch porn in class right?
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Old 05-07-2014, 02:19 PM   #67
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Good thing high school kids aren't exposed to real life school shootings, student violence, bullying or sexual aggression.
We all know that kids are exposed to this...but why continue pushing it in a School?

What makes this book NECESSARY?

Why couldn't this topic be covered in a different way or with a different book?
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Sounds like the book was trying to teach young women how to be good wives to their husbands. Let your husband do what he wants to you and clean up the mess afterwards. Positive life lessons for any young woman.
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**** it. Let the 6th graders read it. I was having wet dream by then I'm sure...might as well let me read all about it.

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Sounds like the book was trying to teach young women how to be good wives to their husbands. Let your husband do what he wants to you and clean up the mess afterwards. Positive life lessons for any young woman.
Wow. You have swayed my opinion. There should be an page about being cleaned off with her mouth too.
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I can't roll my eyes hard enough at every person involved in this story.

Overprotective dad.

Teacher should have known better.

Principal should have handled immediately.

School board should have never had father removed.

Cop should have laughed in their face when they wanted him arrested.

But most importantly...

That writer should be ashamed for writing about hot sticky cum on the carpet. Doesn't move the story forward and is completely pointless. Needlessly graphic and takes you out of the scene. I'm not offended as a parent. I'm offended as a writer. Pure shock value. Stupid.
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