Douglas Ernst reports at the Washington Times:
Police in the South Carolina town of Mount Pleasant are furious over a school's summer reading list they view as anti-cop indoctrination.
Fraternal Order of Police Tri-County Lodge #3 President John Blackmon told a local NBC affiliate this week that livid parents contacted him regarding Wando High School's summer reading list. He says two of four books offered to incoming freshmen for an English I class sow distrust of law enforcement in their fertile minds.
"Freshmen, they're at the age where their interactions with law enforcement have been very minimal," told the Charleston station on Monday. "They're not driving yet, they haven't been stopped for speeding, they don't have these type of interactions. This is putting in their minds. It's almost an indoctrination of distrust of police and we've got to put a stop to that.”
"Wando Principal Dr. Sherry Eppelsheimer released a statement saying a Request for Reconsideration of Instructional Materials has been received," the WTimes reports.
"I understand two of the selections/choices for this summer's reading list for English 1 College Prep classes are considered controversial by some members of our community. I appreciate their concern and input regarding this matter," Eppelsheimer wrote, according to the WTimes.