Utah school district pulls 52 porn books directed at children
Utah school district pulls 52 books after concerns and flagged another 32 for later review
Alpine School District, the largest in the state, says it has temporarily removed the titles from library shelves after parent concerns. Many of the books are about the LGBTQ community.
Alpine School District has pulled 52 books off its library shelves after parents complained that the titles - which largely focus on the LGBTQ community - are inappropriate for children.
As soon as next week, the district's board members hope to adopt a policy that will guide them in making decisions on whether to return those books or remove them permanently. And after that, there are another 32 the district has flagged to also investigate further.
It is the latest Utah front in a national culture war that has centered on literature and affected several school districts throughout the state, where conservative parents are claiming the books should be banned because they contain pornography.