District temporarily pulls classic novels after complaint
Posted 6:30 a.m. Thursday
ACCOMAC, Va. — A Virginia school district is considering whether two classic books are inappropriate for students after a parent filed a formal complaint.
Local news media outlets report that an Accomack County Public Schools parent filed a complaint against the use of "the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "To Kill a Mockingbird" because of their use of racial slurs.
The district has temporarily suspended the use of the books while officials examine the issue. A committee that includes a principle, librarian and others will now review the books and make a recommendation to the superintendent.
WAVY-TV reports that a parent voiced concerns over the books during a school board meeting earlier this month.