Wyoming school board removes book from school library

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — A school board in northern Wyoming has decided to remove a book from the Cody High School library that one board member referred to as “trashy.”

The book that the board voted 5-1 Tuesday night to remove is “A Bad Boy Can be Good for a Girl,” by Tanya Lee Stone.

The Cody Enterprise <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”http://www.codyenterprise.com/news/local/article%E2%80%94daf303ee-174d-11e8-9537-6f05e857aa23.html”>reports</a> that Trustee Scott Weber said he read the book and labeled it “trashy.”

Trustee Tom Keegan, who opposed the proposal, objected to it on the grounds that it was a slippery slope to ban a book.

The board also directed that the school immediately implement a library software program to notify parents of books being checked out of district libraries by their children. Parents can opt out if they do not wish to be notified.

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Information from: The Cody Enterprise, <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”http://www.codyenterprise.com”>http://www.codyenterprise.com</a>

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