A Georgia mom is asking questions after her sixth-grade daughter was asked to identify sexual preferences and identities on a school assignment.
“Why are they teaching that in school?,” Octavia Parks said to Fox 5 Atlanta. “What does that have to do with life?”
Her daughter brought home the assignment last week from a health class at Lithonia Middle School in suburban Atlanta.
The assignment had 10 questions asking students to come up with words like gay, lesbian and transgender.
Parks said her daughter still watches Nickelodeon and that she’s not ready to explain those words to her. She said she would remove her daughter from the class and also go to the school board.
A spokesman for the DeKalb County School District said in statement that “DCSD has been made aware of this alleged event, and is working to verify its authenticity. We will investigate this event and take action, as appropriate, once that investigation is completed.”