From the AP (“Complaint puts Texas teacher on leave,” by Angela K. Brown):
TUSCOLA, Texas – A popular English teacher has been placed on paid leave – and faces possible criminal charges – after a student’s parents complained to police that a ninth-grade class reading list contained a book about a murderer who has sex with his victims’ bodies.
Kaleb Tierce, 25, is being investigated for allegedly distributing harmful material to a minor after the student selected Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist‘s “Child of God” off the list and read it.
The bad news is that Tierce was placed on leave and may face criminal charges. The good news is that parents and students seem to be supporting him. The surprising part is that he’s also a football coach.