An 11-year-old in Maine spoke out against "pornographic" content in his middle school and wants the administrators to be prosecuted.
Knox Zajac, an 11–year-old sixth grader, spoke up at a school board meeting last week to read aloud from the book "Nick and Charlie" that he had checked out of his school’s library. The age advisory in this book is 14 years of age and older.
"Nick and Charlie," written by Alice Oseman, begins with two early teen boys stealing wine from their parents and proceeding to experiment sexually with one another.
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"This book was on the stand. I would like to read you a page," Zajac said at the school board meeting, according to a video posted in The Maine Wire.
Zajac proceeded to read, "My back over my hips. I asked if he should take his clothes off. He was saying yes before I finished my sentence. He's pulling off my T-Shirt, laughing when I can't undo his shirt buttons. He's undoing my belt. I'm reaching into his bedside drawer for a condom."
Zajac read more of the sexually explicit material in the book.
"When I rented it out and showed my dad it, the librarian asked if I wanted more and if I wanted a graphic novel version," Zajac said.
Zajac’s father, Adam, spoke up to address the Board of Windham Raymond School District, also known as RSU-14.
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"I’m that kid’s father… That’s my son, 11 years old and went to his library and found it by the entry door of our library. This is the smut that he is finding, alright? I don’t care whether it's gay, straight, bisexual, or whatever the terms are for all of this stuff – it doesn't need to be at our school. It doesn’t need to be at my 11-year-old’s library."
Adam proceeded to blast the book "Gender Queer," which also shows sexually explicit depictions of two minors. The age advisory in the book is for readers 18 years of age and older.
"This is bulls***," he said.
"We do not need to be having literature that is showing boys how to s*** d*** … you may think the schools know what's best for our children. You know who knows best for our children? The parents."
Fox News Digital reached out to RSU14 for a comment but did not immediately get a response.
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State and federal law prohibit the possession or distribution of pornographic material involving children.
Parents across the country are paying closer attention to school boards by challenging progressive curricula and contesting books they deem inappropriate.
The issue of education has become a top concern among voters. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, school board meetings have oftentimes become battlegrounds between parents and school board officials, reigniting the debate over how much control parents have over their children's education.