NEW: 6th-grader’s LGBTQ vocabulary homework stirs controversy 


When students at Lithonia Middle School in Georgia came home with sexual identity vocabulary words, some parents weren’t happy. 

Octavia Parks was not thrilled that her 6th-grade daughter was asked to “identify and differentiate between various sexual orientations and identifications,” FOX5 reported. 

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“Why are they teaching that in school?” Parks told FOX5. “What does that have to do with life?”

Parks and another parent, Eva McClain, explained that they feel the material was too mature for the students and not appropriate to learn in the classroom, FOX5 reported. 

“We're talking about a sixth grader who still watches Nickelodeon,” Parks said. “I'm not ready to explain what these words are nor what they mean.”

It’s unknown if the Dekalb County School District approved the curriculum, but they did release the following statement to FOX5: 

“DCSD has been made away of this alleged event, and is working to verify its authenticity. We will investigate this event and take action, as appropriate, once that investigation is completed.”

Read more at FOX5

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