Boerne Independent School District Superintendent Thomas Price—who refused to address parental concerns regarding the hosting of a licensed psychiatrist last month—is now refusing to address obscene materials found in a high school library.
Last month, Samuel V. Champion High School (CHS) came under fire for hosting a gay rights activist psychiatrist to address students about gender identity, drugs used in gender transition, and Christians’ lack of acceptance toward LGBTQ people.
Now even more unsettling information is coming to light regarding BISD.
Most recently, a sexually explicit book has been revealed to be on the shelves of the CHS library, completely accessible to minors.
The book “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” by Jesse Andrews is listed on the CHS library catalog as “Young Adult Realistic Fiction.”
More than 300 various profanities are scattered throughout the book, with hundreds of sentences explicitly about sex. Several pages are composed of little more than profanities, sexual innuendo, and sexually explicit passages.
Because of its profanity and sexual expletives, “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” is ranked as the tenth most challenged book on the American Library Association’s list of challenged books.
U.S. Rep. Chip Roy, who represents Boerne, has been communicating directly with BISD leadership over the issue with the psychiatrist. He told Texas Scorecard, “We shared our concerns and requested they implement controls to prevent rogue behavior in the future, and that was well received.”
However, Superintendent Price has refused to recognize or offer a response to parental concerns over the event. Now, he is refusing to respond to concerns over sexually explicit and obscene books in BISD libraries.
A spokesperson for Roy told Texas Scorecard they have reached out to BISD about this latest issue but have yet to receive a response.
Price did not respond to Texas Scorecard’s request for comment.