GRANBURY, TX (CBSDFW.COM) – Hood County Constables stopped Granbury High School on May 6 to investigate a complaint about eight books being reviewed for sexual content still in the school library, the Granbury ISD superintendent said , Dr. Jeremy Glenn.
Five of those books were removed following a school library review in January. The other three remained on the shelves.
Students like ninth grader Caylynn Price have said they don’t want these books taken down. “It irritated a lot of students. I think it’s really wrong that they put out sex ed books because Texas doesn’t have sex ed in schools.”
“Just before the book ban I was going to read this book about trans lives because I’m not binary and I would have liked to read something personally about me, or something about me,” he said. she stated. .
In a statement to CBS 11, Superintendent Glenn said:
“Granbury ISD has been made aware of an investigation into District Library books by a Hood County, Pct. 4 officer…resulting from an out-of-district complaint raised by a community member. Granbury ISD has not sought or requested an investigation from any law enforcement agency. Granbury ISD continues to consult with our legal counsel and cooperate with law enforcement.”
Some parents feel like things have gone too far.
“I feel like it’s a witch hunt that the school has embarked on, unfortunately,” Adrienne Martin said. “The books in there have been approved to be there, and they’ve been there for years.”
“They shouldn’t face any consequences at all, they’re human,” said fellow parent Brittney Martin. “Mistakes are made. They will see [sexual content] online, sometimes much worse than what can be found in this book.”
Governor Greg Abbott has weighed in on controversial books. He told the Texas Education Agency (TEA) in November, “We have a responsibility to ensure that no child in Texas is exposed to pornography or obscene material in a Texas public school,” and that those who do so are “prosecuted to the full”. scope of the law.”