Middle school students in Pennsylvania given ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ puzzles

Posted: February 12, 2015 in Uncategorized
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When James Carter got a look at the word puzzle his son said he received in his eighth-grade class Monday, he was shocked.

Words like “bondage,” ”leather cuffs,” “spanking” and “submissive” jumped out — and those were the tamer ones. Others were so racy they had to be covered over for a newscast.

The word puzzle was based on the erotic novel and upcoming movie “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

Then Carter’s son gave him more disturbing news.

“I asked my son who passed it out, and he said the teacher passed it out,” he told WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh. “I don’t think this is what they should be doing in the eighth-grade level.”

At least five students in the Monessen Middle School classroom reportedly got copies of the word puzzle. It was apparently downloaded from a website, copied and given students. A note at the bottom of the worksheet says it’s “suitable for individuals or educators that want something with a difficulty level of Very Difficult.” After brief instructions, it ends with, “But most of all HAVE FUN!!!”

Carter said he went to the school Tuesday afternoon but was denied information because he insisted on recording the conversation with school officials. Then he went to the school board meeting Tuesday evening.

“I wanted to record the conversation because a lot of parents had questions about it, and I was denied that,” Carter told the board. “So I guess I come here today to find out the timeline and how it happened.”



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