Ah, Texas: the loud, borderline-retarded uncle of the American family…. You’re always interrupting the conversation with gunshots, aren’t you? I know this should have gone in the stupid news pile, but it’s important things like this get noticed and not buried. While the parents and administration involved in this school decision are indeed stupid, unlike some other stupid moves below their stupidity has far reaching implications that can destroy lives.
Kaleb Tierce, 25, is being investigated for allegedly distributing harmful material to a minor after the student selected Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Cormac McCarthy’s “Child of God” off the list and read it.
Tierce, a third-year teacher and assistant football coach at Jim Ned High School, has not been arrested, but his case has caused an uproar in this West Texas town of 700 people. Last week, more than 120 parents and students crowded into a meeting where the school board voted to keep Tierce on paid leave.