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Published: 2021-12-02 22:44:00
Updated: 2021-12-03 09:13:35
Posted December 2, 2021 10:44 p.m. EST
Updated December 3, 2021 9:13 a.m. EST
By Julian Grace, WRAL anchor/reporter
A group of Wake County parents have filed a criminal complaint against the largest school district in the State.
Accusing Wake Schools of distributing “obscene and pornographic material” in the form of several controversial books.
The books in question are easily found online.
The parents who spoke with WRAL News don’t want the books available through the district and for their kids to have access to inside school.
The books are not taught inside Wake Schools but are found inside some of their libraries.
As for the district, they are aware of the complaint and are currently reviewing it.
Back in October, Lt. Gov Mark Robinson held a news conference saying he wanted three books he claimed were sexually explicit removed from North Carolina schools.
Julie Page watched that press conference, and she wanted to know more about the books in question like “Gender Queer”, “Lawn Boy” and “George”.
So she took a peek.
“Parents need to understand what we are taking about. This is not regular sexual activity whether it is heterosexual, homosexual, transgender. We are talking very explicit borderline porn,” said Page. “You don’t even see this in a book called ‘Fifty Shades of Gray’.”
Page joined nine other parents and filed a criminal complaint against Wake County Schools to have the three books banned from the district.
The complaint landed on the desk of Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker, who said he will review the complaint, but the district attorney must decide if it is criminal.
“This one is different. The sheriff’s office doesn’t do any prosecuting. We do the charges if they meet criminal law,” said Baker.
One of the books “Gender Queer” is a graphic novel with images that depict sexual fantasies and behavior.
Page said it’s not about sexual orientation.
“I want the books to come out of the public schools. They have no business being in there,” said Page.
And if the books are not removed, Page says she has no plans of backing down.
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