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A high school teacher is on paid leave after administering a sex and drugs quiz ranking students according to their habits.
The unidentified Utah teacher at Roy High School scored students with labels like “pure as Ivory soap and maybe a fruitcake” and “hopeless and condemned” based on their responses to 30 questions in a quiz for an Adult Roles sexuality class, according to Fox 13.
When addressing sex, the quiz, most of which can be viewed here, asked students questions like “Ever taken off most of your clothes while parking?” “Have you ever had sex without using a contraceptive?” and “Even though you are straight, would you go kinky to see what it’s like?”
Touching on substances, the quiz queried whether students smoked pot, drank alcohol, or used hard drugs.
“I was just blown away. I was shocked,” said Marisa Stringham, mother of one of the students in the class, to Fox 13. “In 2017, this teacher should know better.”
Stringham was incensed with the question containing the “even though you are straight” clause, which she said suggested could offend LGBTQ students, as well as one asking whether students had been kissed involuntarily, which she alleged shamed sexual assault victims.
The teacher assigned “nerd” and “pure as Ivory soap and maybe a fruitcake” labels to lower scores and “headed for serious trouble” and “hopeless and condemned” to students who obtained more points.
“We apologize,” said Lane Findlay, community relations and safety specialist for Weber School District, which contains Roy High School, to Fox 13. “It’s inappropriate. It’s outside what the normal curriculum would be, so we feel bad that students were exposed to that.”
Findlay said that the teacher appears to have derived the quiz from a 1981 “Dear Abby” column.
“[The teacher] is in her 25th year of teaching and has been instructing our five Adult Roles classes at Roy High School this year,” said Findlay to The Daily Caller News Foundation. “We are not releasing her name at this time because of the pending investigation.”
He also said that, other than the one student that brought the quiz to their parent, he does not currently “know the general reaction of students who took the survey, but [the school is] in the process of reaching out to many of them.”
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