Daughter, 14, confronts school board after dad was arrested over sex book: ‘I don’t feel safe’

NH daughterAfter watching police arrest her father at a Gilford, N.H., school board meeting Monday night for violating a two minute speaking rule, his daughter stood before the board to say she didn’t “feel safe” around them.

The controversy began when William Baer rose to complain about the sexually charged content of a book his ninth-grade daughter was assigned to read. The book, “19 Minutes,” includes graphic sexual content that culminates with: “Semen, sticky and hot, pooled on the carpet beneath her.”

When Baer continued to speak, after sitting down, he was escorted out by an officer and charged with disorderly conduct, according to WMUR-TV.

“I just watched my father get arrested because he broke the two minute rule, at a board of education meeting,” 14-year-old Marina Baer said. “This just shows that you resort to force at the first turn of conflict and I am appalled. So I don’t trust you, I haven’t, and I honestly don’t feel safe around you people.”

What happens when Dad protests sexual smut
assigned to his 9th grader will floor you

Stunningly, as Marina began to speak, an unidentified official, unfazed by the possibility that the ninth grader might be traumatized from seeing her father being led away in handcuffs, can be heard on the video requesting that she state her address.

While it’s understandable that this may be normal policy, this was certainly not “normal” circumstances. That a public official can have such a callous attitude toward a child in light of what had just occurred is hard to believe.

See shocking inscription from the book here.

H/T Granite Grok

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547 thoughts on “Daughter, 14, confronts school board after dad was arrested over sex book: ‘I don’t feel safe’

  1. williambose32 says:

    Patriots and citizens: We must always be on guard against those deceitful charlatans who are impelled by hatred for our sacred Constitution and Bill of Rights.

  2. Stoneyjack says:

    Schools have been taken over by loony-lefty leeches & lechers. Abolish the Department of Education & outlaw teacher’s unions.

  3. MrSwingGuitar says:

    Just in case anyone reading this is actually interested in the facts of this case, rather than just talking about how Muslims are Satan and Obama is Kenyan, here’s an article from the ABA concerning the incident. You’ll note that the school board apologized to the public for not having sent the reading list to parents ahead of time, and that the father in question was arrested because he would not shut up when it was someone else’s turn to speak. He was asked to leave and told he would be arrested if he continued to interrupt, so he made a conscious decision to be arrested.

    “William Baer was arrested and handcuffed at the Monday meeting of the
    Gilford School Board, then charged with disorderly conduct, WMUR reports.

    “I spoke very briefly, and I was cut off because the clock ran out,”
    he told the station in a video report linked to the article. “It was …
    sit down and shut up, basically, and that’s not how you interact with

    His objection concerned a graphic teen sex scene on page 313 of Jodi Picoult’s book Nineteen Minutes, as an earlier Laconia Daily Sun article explains.

    “It was extremely frustrating that I couldn’t make any points with
    anybody,” Baer told WMUR, explaining why he had exceeded his two

    “He spoke out of order,” said Lt. James Leach of the Gilford police.
    “Someone else was given the floor and was speaking. He interrupted them and continued after being asked to stop. He was then asked to leave and refused to leave unless he was arrested, so he was arrested.”

    Baer says he intends to fight the criminal case as a violation of his First Amendment right to free speech.

    In years past, the school district has notified parents about the
    book and given them a chance to object, but it didn’t do so this year.
    In a written statement circulated after Monday’s meeting, the board
    apologized for “the discomfort of those impacted and for the failure of
    the school district to send home prior notice of assignment of the
    novel,” saying that the district “will take immediate action to revise
    these policies.”

  4. nicole williams says:

    The real issue is not just the book, but the lack of power parents have at the schools their tax dollars pay for. Parents should boycott the school. That is the only action school districts respond to . When the money is stopped, even for one day, they take notice. That is the only conversation parents should be having.

  5. GFRF says:

    I thought our children belonged to us?

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