The principal had put together a 7 person review committee shortly after the complaint. The committee met with an audience of 50 people, including students, teachers, and parents. Pemberton writes,
These concerns are certainly not unfounded, especially considering the challenge that recently occurred in Florida, where a mother requested that her son's school ban Catcher in the Rye because it took the Lord's name in vain and used to many "f" words. Hopefully the review committee in that case will look at the handling of this situation and will not allow a single parent to limit what every student in the school reads.
There was a suggestion that there be a revised copy of the text used, that didn't contain the graphic details of the original, but that was removed from discussion early on.
Any comments, thoughts, or rants about this story? I, for one, applaud the common sense of the individuals on this reviewing committee and congratulate them on their unanimous vote to keep the book in the curriculum.