Guess not all high school kids spend their extra time sexting! Over in Queens, 16-year-old Giavanna Grasso was recently given a passage to read from Bret Easton Ellis's The Rules of Attraction for her digital arts English class, and was shocked at what she found on the pages. The student told CBS 2, “It was saying that hoe the only way the rat will do something for the elephant is if he does sexual favors for him and as I’m reading on there are words like ‘diaphragm.' I told my mom because I didn’t know what else to do. Should I continue to read this? Because I don’t know how much further it was going to get."
Her mother, Melissa Napraw, said when she picked the book up she felt like she was "reading porn," and "there’s nothing that can be taken away from this except for disgustedness." But what are the chances that these kids are allowed to watch movies like... The Rules of Attraction?
The Department of Education says that the book isn't part of the curriculum and will not longer be used, and that the teacher who assigned it was a substitute.