Nevada school district sued after 15-year-old girl asked to read sexual lesbian monologue in class

Speech contained “obscenely violent pornographic” material, suit claims.
A storm above Las Vegas in August of 2013

A Las Vegas-area school district is facing a lawsuit after two parents claimed their young daughter was required to read a graphic lesbian monologue as part of a school assignment.

Clark County School District responded to the suit this week by claiming that the parents who filed the suit used “hyperbole and incendiary language” in their pleadings, “demoniz[ing]” the “good faith efforts” by the school district to address their concerns.

The lawsuit, filed by Candra and Terrell Evans, claims their daughter “C.E.” was forced to “perform obscene, sexual activity as a class assignment.”  The filing accuses the daughter’s teacher of “unlawful grooming and abuse of a minor student.”

The assignment that launched the lawsuit directed students to write their own personal monologues, after which students would randomly select a fellow classmate’s monologue to read aloud. 

The suit claims that “R.E.” was given an “obscenely violent pornographic monologue” to read, one in which a lesbian character tells her boyfriend that she has begun a sexual relationship with another woman; the character graphically refers to the boyfriend’s genitals and at one point describes sex with him as “like a pencil sharpener that keeps getting jammed.”

Candra Evans was the subject of a viral tweet last year when she appeared before the Clark County School District Board of Trustees to read the assignment given to her daughter. 

The board generated outrage when it cut off Evans’s microphone during the reading, with a trustee criticizing her for using “profanity” during the meeting and asking her to exercise “decorum” while speaking.