Fort Nelson parents outraged after grade 8 and 9 students given sexually explicit material
FORT NELSON -- Parents in Fort Nelson are furious after sexually explicit cards were handed out to grade 8 and 9 students.
The cards were given to the students by a public health nurse as part of a presentation on sexual health.
The cards present graphic sexual content.They contained a list of obscene sexual acts and their definitions, including words like 'snowballing,' 'half and half,' 'felching,' and 'glory hole'.
The Superintendent of Schools for School District 81 told CJDC – TV, that the public health nurse was invited to Fort Nelson Secondary School to make a presentation about sexual health.
Mark Theovald said, “the district is sorry the children were given these materials. There is a level of trust with Northern Health that things like this shouldn't be presented to children.”
As for the school, a letter was sent home from the Principal to parents apologizing. The Principal wrote, “the presentation covered by the health nurse covered the content outlined in curriculum in the letter sent home; however, the resources handed out after the presentation did not.”
The MLA for Peace River North said, “handing out material like this is unacceptable.” Dan Davies said his phone has been ringing off the hook from concerned parents.
Davies said parents have a right to be angry and he will be following up with Northern Health about this matter.
Theovald added, "the district is reviewing administrative protocols on guest speakers regarding presentations and accompanying materials."