16-Year-Old Girl 'Violated' by Obscene, Sexually Explicit Lesson in Class; Family Weighs Lawsuit
This fall, a Colorado high school teacher opened his "Music Literature" class with a sexually explicit lesson that involved sexual violence, instructing students to write expletives, and playing a suggestive song about teenagers taking off their clothes. This traumatized one of his 16-year-old students, who complained to her parents. They, in turn, reached out to First Liberty, a religious freedom law firm.
"My hope is that we don’t have to resort to a lawsuit," Jeremy Dys, Special Counsel for Litigation and Communications at First Liberty, told PJ Media on Tuesday. He said his clients, Brett Cason and his daughter Skylar, want "the school district just to follow their policies which they’ve ignored so far." The Steamboat Springs School District's (SSSD) policies allow teachers to teach controversial issues so long as they get approval from the school administration and parents. Parents were not even notified before this lesson, however.
"They’ve violated not only the parental rights of the Cason family but also their religious liberty rights and especially the religious conscience of their daughter Skylar," Dys argued.