Sex Ed Teacher Takes Students to Adult Novelty Store
Parents of high school and middle school students in Minneapolis are questioning a decision made by a sex education teacher who organized a field trip to an adult novelty store.
Gaia Democratic School director Starri Hedges tells the Star Tribune that she was looking for a safe and welcoming place to take the students, in order for them to learn about human sexual behavior.
Lynn Floyd, whose 11- and 13-year-old daughters went on the field trip to the Smitten Kitten, tells the paper, "It’s just a major breach of trust." He's also upset that he was not informed about the trip ahead of time.
The teacher said that the excursion offered the students access to products that are used to practice safe sex. Some of the students purchased condoms.
She notes that this is likely to be the last time she takes students to the adult novelty store.
“It was certainly the first time we have taken that kind of field trip and it will probably be our last, which I feel bad [about] because the kids had so much fun,” Hedges said.