Saying that Kara Bell was a bit upset at board members of the Lake Travis Independent School District in Austin, Texas, is a bit of an understatement.
The report from TheBlaze revealed that No, Bell — a local mom and former board member candidate — was livid during the school board meeting last week over a middle school library book she deemed sexually explicit. And watching a video of Bell reading a passage from the book to the board, some might be inclined to argue that she’s on to something.
“Take her outback, we boys figured, then hand on the t***ies, put it in her corn box, put it in her cornhole, grab a hold of that braid, rub that calico,” she recited to the board, before adding, “You can find that on page 39 of the book called ‘Out of Darkness,’ which you can find at Hudson Bend Middle School and Bee Cave Middle School.”
According to KXAN, After that statement, a district spokesperson told us the book was removed from Hudson Bend and Bee Cave Middle Schools. Its contents will be reviewed with respect to board policy. “A district possesses significant discretion to determine the content of its school libraries,” said the spokesperson, citing school board policy.
“A district must, however, exercise its discretion in a manner consistent with the First Amendment.” He added: “A district shall not remove materials from a library for the purpose of denying students access to ideas with which the district disagrees.
A district may remove materials because they are pervasively vulgar or based solely upon the educational suitability of the books in question.”It comes the night after a school board meeting where local mom and former Lake Travis ISD School Board candidate Kara Bell lambasted officials, reading a sexually explicit passage from the book.
Because of the topic, you may consider this inappropriate for younger readers. “I do not want my children to learn about anal sex in middle school,” said Bell, raising her voice to board members. In the meeting video from the district’s website, you can hear Bell’s microphone get cut off and a smattering of applause from some crowd members after she finishes speaking.