School board officials in Clark County, Nevada, are under fire this week after temporarily cutting a mother’s microphone as she read an obscene and profanity-laced school assignment allegedly given to her 15-year-old daughter.
Video of the exchange has gone viral on social media after being posted on Monday by the popular account Libs of TikTok.
In the video, board officials can be heard ironically stopping the mother from continuing to recite the purported assignment by claiming it was too explicit for the public hearing.
“This will be horrifying for me to read to you, but that will give you perspective on how she must have felt when her teacher required her to memorize this and to act it out in front of her entire class,” the mother, Kandra Evans, said prior to reading from her daughter’s alleged assignment, according to KLAS-TV.
She then read from the alleged assignment sheet, which said: “I don’t love you. It’s not you. It’s just that I don’t like your d**k — or any d**k in that case.”
Evans, who was visibly shaken and upset as she read the words, was then interrupted by the board.
“Forgive me, we’re not using profanity,” the chairwoman said as Evans’ microphone went silent.
But Evans shot back, saying, “The teacher required my daughter to read this pornographic material.”
“If you don’t want me to read it to you, what was it like for my 15-year-old daughter to have to memorize pornographic material?” she argued before her microphone appeared to be muted once again.
“I ask you simply — this is a public meeting. I ask for decorum,” the chairwoman replied as others in the room groaned and murmured.
Video of the full board meeting, which took place on May 12, shows that after some back-and-forth, Evans was permitted to finish her statement. In doing so, Evans claimed that the inappropriate assignment given to her daughter violated multiple pornography laws in the state.
She also said that she was able to meet with the district regarding the situation with the help of a parental advocacy group and expressed that she hoped the situation would be remedied without the teacher in question being fired.
Her full remarks begin at roughly the 17-minute mark.
On its Twitter account, the Clark County School District announced it has launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the inappropriate assignment and confirmed that that Evans was able to complete her comments at the public hearing.