New Hampshire parent arrested at school board meeting

A Gilford parent was arrested Monday;  the charge—Disorderly Conduct.  This did not happen in a public venue involving alcohol or a political celebrity headlined event.  It happened at a Gilford school board meeting.

We entrust our public schools with the well being of our children daily so there is nothing to worry about—most of the time.  We also trust that in those “off-times” we’ll receive a letter seeking parental consent.

That trust is slowly eroding as more and more schools are “forgetting” to send notes home to parents regarding controversial material.  This is yet another case in which it happened and this time it resulted in the arrests of a concerned father.

William Baer’s daughter brought home a book as part of a required reading assignment.  No note was sent with this book thus ensuring no parental filter.  The book contains graphic sexual material which wouldn’t be read aloud during the school board meeting.  Mr. Baer voiced his opinion, in the two minute allotted time given, and then another parent voiced their typical anti censorship response.

When you’re simply saying “Hey, I don’t want MY child reading this and would like a heads up if you plan on asking them to read it”, you’re not calling for global censorship and you’re not calling for a “book burning”.  We as parents have a right as to what materials our children are exposed to and what they’re allowed to see.  However, our school boards and their failed educational policies see it differently.

I could say that the arrests is the saddest part of this entire event, but I would be wrong.  The saddest part of the entire event is that other parents, who were in agreement with Mr. Baer, sat idly by while he got arrested.  If people do not learn to back the individuals brave enough to stand up then soon there will be no one left to stand or fight back.

Here’s a video of the arrest.

Where is the line drawn on who can expose your child to sexually explicit material and when does it become a crime?  It seems that schools are becoming more brazen and a blind eye is turned on what they expose children to in the name of “education”.

Warning, this material is not suitable for younger readers. The following excerpt is extremely graphic.  Keep in mind that this was assigned to children around the age of fourteen.

“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.

“Yeah,’ he groaned, and her 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. … (H)e 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.”

Chapley Watson
Husband, Father, Software Developer, Attempted Writer, and many other things depending on the day.
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