In Onalaska, Washington, parents are furious that an elementary school principal described sex acts during a sexual education class last week (video below).
According to KCPQ-TV, the unnamed principal of Onalaska Elementary School was teaching to 11 and 12-year-old students about HIV and sexually transmitted diseases when she was asked about oral and anal sex by the children.
The principal’s answer allegedly included biologically accurate descriptions of those sex acts.
Parent James Gilliand told KCPQ-TV: “Basically, how I feel and others that I’ve talked to, it’s just the same as raping somebody, but you’re raping their innocence instead of their physical being. When you hit those levels and the sexual acts, you might as well hand them a Kama Sutra book or something, you know?”
Superintendent Scott Fentor defended the principal, who was following the state’s sexual education requirements that were adopted in 1988: “In reality, she stuck to the curriculum, it’s pretty difficult to talk about STDs, sexually transmitted diseases, without explaining what that is."
“Kids leaving 5th grade and moving into middle school start getting exposed to a lot more information, and we know that`s the age where many children start to become sexually active, unfortunately. And that`s a scary thought, [but] that’s the truth.”
A notice was sent to parents on March 26 giving them a chance to review the program and opt out. Fentor said only three parents showed up to examine the curriculum, and only one or two parents asked for their kids to be excused from the class.