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Parents can’t believe a ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ worksheet was handled out in their children’s class

Posted: 8:56 AM, Feb 12, 2015
Updated: 2015-02-12 09:00:11-05
Parents can’t believe a ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ worksheet was handled out in their children’s class

MONESEEN, Penn. -- Administrators at a Pennsylvania middle school are investigating how a group of students ended up with a "Fifty Shades of Grey" themed word search. James Carter's 13-year-old son brought the word search, that included words like spanking and submissive, home from Monessen Middle School this week. The puzzle is based, on the best-selling erotic book and upcoming movie "Fifty Shades of Grey." The Pennsylvania television news station that originally reported this issue chose to blackout words it found too offensive for broadcast.

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The word search, without blacked-out words, was handed out to five 8th grade students.

"I asked my son who passed it out, he said that the teacher passed it out," Carter said.

Carter said no one at the school would explain to him, how it happened.

"We just learned of this issue, just yesterday. And an investigation will occur," School Board Solicitor John Toohey said.

School leaders refused to say which school staff members passed out the puzzles calling it a personnel matter. In an emailed statement, one school board member wrote:

It was a huge, but unintentional error and collected from the five students involved as soon as it was realized. Unfortunately, one copy was taken by a student, who then posted it on social media.

School officials would not say whether any school staff members have been disciplined as a result of the word search.Sah