MINNEAPOLIS (AP/WCCO) — A sex educationteacher has drawn the ire of parents after taking students on a field trip to an adult novelty store in Minneapolis.
Gaia Democratic School director Starri Hedges took about a dozen middle- and high-school-aged students to the Smitten Kitten last week. Hedges said that she wanted to provide a safe and welcomingenvironment for students to learn about human sexual behavior.
She says the field trip offered access to products that can be used to practice safer sex. She says somestudents bought condoms.
Parent Lynn Floyd’s 11- and 13-year-old daughters were on the field trip. Floyd says the trip was “a major breach of trust” and has withdrawn his children from the school.
Hedges has since said that she will likely not be making another field trip to the store in the future, owing to the backlash.
Smitten Kitten offers educational workshops and demonstrations, as per their website.
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Source: CBS Minnesota