November 27, 2005


OAK RIDGE – When Oak Ridge High School Principal Becky Ervin ordered the seizure of the latest school newspaper, she unleashed a controversy that’s still unfolding.

An article detailing various birth control methods and a feature about students with tattoos and body piercings triggered the seizure.

School officials searched teachers’ classrooms and desks after hours to confiscate copies of the paper, a teacher and a student say.

If only they were this diligent about teaching math.

UPDATE: This comment on the AtomicTumor blog posts what it says is the article in question. Looks pretty harmless to me.

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