LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Two Las Vegas-area parents are suing the Clark County School District over an assignment they say their high school-aged daughter was required to read: an expletive-laced monologue later deemed too obscene to read publicly at a school board meeting, the lawsuit alleges.
Candra Evans and Terrell Evans filed the lawsuit against the district, Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara, the teacher and others over allegations of “unlawful grooming and abuse of a minor” involving the “pornographic material.”
The 15 year-old Las Vegas Academy of the Arts student’s name is not included in the lawsuit. Candra Evans, however, publicly identified herself as the mother of the student during a May school board meeting when she brought her concerns during public comment.
In March, the teacher assigned the 15-year-old’s class an assignment where each student would write a monologue and then perform another student’s writing, the lawsuit said. The monologue assigned to the teenager contained “contained explicit, obscene and sexually violent material,” the lawsuit said. “[The teacher] helped the other student edit their obscenely violent pornographic monologue knowing that it would then be provided to another student to read, memorize and perform in front of the class,” the lawsuit claims.
The final version of the monologue described a woman telling her ex-boyfriend that she was a lesbian, the lawsuit said. According to the suit, the monologue read as follows:
“I don’t love you. It’s not you, it’s just [looks down] your [expletive]. I don’t like your [expletive] or any [expletive], in that case. I cheated Joe. We were long distance and I’m in college and me and this girl, my roommate, started having some drinks and you know, I thought it was a one-time thing but then we started going out for coffee, and started sleeping in the same bed. I never thought it would get this far but God, it was like fireworks, and made me realize that with you it was always like a pencil sharpener that keeps getting jammed. I’ve tried to look at it from all different perspectives, but the truth is, I’m a [expletive] lesbian. I’ll never love you or any man, or any [expletive] [expletive]. I hope you find a nice straight girl because that’s not me, and I’m tired of pretending that it is.”