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Why the American Center for Law and Justice is suing a Nevada school board

The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) is representing Candra and Terrell Evans, the parents of a 15-year-old girl who was forced to recite sexually explicit material in a drama class at the Nevada Clark County School District (CCSD).

A few excerpts from ACLJ’s news release provide more gory details of what happened in the class [warning some explicit material]:

A student in a Las Vegas area school district was forced to perform a profanity-laced, sexually explicit, and obscene monologue before the entire class as a graded assignment. School officials then lied to the parents. Finally, the school board banned the student’s mom from even reading to them the words her 15-year-old daughter had been forced to say in front of her class. We’re taking legal action today to fight back. […]

In March of 2022, our clients’ 15-year-old daughter, who will be referred to as R.E., was required to perform a sexually explicit monologue prepared by another student before the entire class. The monologue—which many will find offensive—is below (edited by our attorneys by adding ***):

I don’t love you. It’s not you, it’s just (looks down) your d***. I don’t like your d*** or any d*** in that case. [Only the first two sentences of the script are included due to the progressively increasing profanity and description of sexual acts. The entire explicit monologue can be found here.]

After hearing what happened, the girl’s mother Candra, approached the school’s assistant principal about what happened, who allegedly agreed it was in inappropriate.

But ACLJ explains what allegedly happened next:

The school administration told our clients that school officials would meet with the student and that the school would not allow any male faculty to meet with R.E. without another female present. In addition, the school promised that they would also not allow the teacher who gave the assignment to meet with R.

However, right after making this promise, the assistant principal (a man) met with R.E. alone without another female administrator present. Additionally, the school forced R.E. to meet with the teacher in question, one on one, again breaking their promise. This meeting left R.E. in tears. To make matters even worse, the principal instructed R.E. not to tell her parents about her meeting with the teacher. Of course, R.E. told her parents anyway.

As a result, the mother brought the matter up at a CCSD school board meeting. When she tried to read the script that her daughter was forced to recite, the school board cut off the mother’s mike, stating it wasn’t appropriate.

ACLJ is suing the Nevada school board over several issues.

  • First, it violated the student’s First Amendment rights by requiring her to read a script she was not comfortable with.
  • Secondly, it violated the mother’s First Amendment right by not allowing her to read the same script at the school board meeting.
  • The ACLJ also alleges that the school district violated Nevada law which requires parental consent when discussing sexual issues with children.

READ: ACLJ LAWSUIT: Nevada Public School Forces Child To Perform Pornographic Script, Lies to Parents, and Bans Mom From Reading Script to School Board

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