Book Banning at RHS Raises Student Concerns
THE FLASH ONLINE
Rahul Verma | October 9, 2012
Censorship is one of the most controversial concepts present in modern-day America. Some see it as a dangerous attack on the 1st Amendment right to freedom of expression. Others note that in some cases, censorship is justifiable, or even necessary. Due to a conflict regarding a Stephen King novel, Rocklin High School now finds itself dealing with that same argument.
Last spring, a parent complained about the presence of King’s book Different Seasons in the Rocklin High School (RHS) library because of certain portions they considered to be graphic and obscene. A committee, consisting of Rocklin staff, a RHS parent, and a student representative, reviewed the matter, and voted to ban the book.
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