A mayor in Ohio has given an entire school board a shocking ultimatum – resign or face a criminal complaint, after sexual writing assignments were given to underage students.
Hudson High School’s Liberal Arts II writing class assigned shocking tasks such as: ‘Write a sex scene you wouldn’t show your mom’, ‘Describe a time you wanted to orgasm but couldn’t’, ‘Write an X-rated Disney scenario’ and write a description about ‘A room full of people who want to sleep together.’
Hudson mayor Craig Schubert addressed the incidents on Monday during a school board meeting, as angered parents cheered him on.
“It has come to my attention that your educators are distributing essentially what is child pornography in the classroom”, he said.
“I’ve spoken to a judge this evening and she’s already confirmed that. So I’m going to give you a simple choice: either choose to resign from this board of education or you will be charged”.
While it’s unclear whether the assigned tasks violates child pornography laws, an enraged Mayor Schubert left the meeting after delivering his ultimatum.
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The book in question, 642 Things To Write About, contains many overly sexual tasks – especially when distributed to high school children. The writing class allegedly assigned the book in association with Hiram College for college credit.
Here are some of the writing tasks from the book:
Write a sex scene you wouldn’t show your mom.
Rewrite the sex scene from above into one that you’d let your mom read.
You have just been caught in bed by a jealous spouse. How will you talk your way out of this?
Write a sermon for a beloved preacher who has been caught in a sex scandal.
Describe a time when you wanted to orgasm but couldn’t.
Ten euphemisms for sex.
You are a brand-new suicide-hotline counsellor. Describe how you feel during the course of your first call.
Write a letter from the point of view of a drug addict.
Drink a beer. Write about the taste.
Write an X-rated Disney scenario.
A roomful of people who want to sleep together.
The first time you had sex.
Describe your favourite part of a man’s body using only verbs.
The Plain Dealer spoke with one of the parents at Hudson High School. Former public school teacher Monica Havens deemed the material “paedophilia” after the topics were allegedly encouraged and read by adults.
“I asked my daughter if she had been reading a book with inappropriate stuff in it and she said yes”, she said. “I can’t even wrap my brain around as a teacher, I don’t care if it’s for college credit, these are minors.”
Haven proceeded to compare the assignments to that of “grooming” before claiming that the book had been on the curriculum for six years, meaning that the board had been “sleeping on the job.”
“Each and every one of you should be ashamed”, she concluded.
Hudson High School has since issued an apology after claiming they were unaware of the book’s inappropriate nature.
“There are times we need to take a step back, reflect and get better”, Principal Brian Wilch said in the meeting.
“We did not exercise our due diligence when we reviewed this resource and we overlooked several prompts that were not appropriate. We felt terrible. You can’t unsee them.”