Today's Daily Does of WTF is big enough to last a lifetime.
So... remember Republic, MO? Where they banned Slaughterhouse-Five: A Novel and Twenty Boy Summer? Where Speak was accused of being soft-core porn? (But luckily the Vonnegut Memorial Library is sending Republic students copies of Slaughterhouse Five.
Well... in 2009 a female middle school student accused a fellow student of rape. The school district made her write a letter of apology to the guy who raped her. Made her hand-deliver it, and then kicked her out for the rest of the year.
The next year, when she returned, her mother asked for special protection. Nope. She still had to take classes with the guy who raped her. So he raped her again. In the school library. And plead guilty to the charges, so was CONVICTED OF THE CRIME.
Let me repeat that-- HE ADMITTED HE RAPED HER. HE IS A CONVICTED RAPIST FOR THIS CRIME.
So, the girl sues the school. The school says the lawsuit if "frivolous".
I just... what? I mean, really, WHAT THE FUCK?
Honestly, the DA should be looking at criminal charges against the school district.
Hat tip to Pam for pointing this out to me.
Jezebel article about all this.
Springfield News-Leader article about this.
News-Leader article about the book banning.
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