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Admin: Rosholt teacher showed "poor judgment" in sex ed displays

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A Rosholt woman is upset at her daughter's school for a health fair involving sexual content.

Sara Brown said her daughter's eighth-grade teen living class was exposed to sex education displays put together by high school students. Brown said her daughter and her friends took pictures of the displays about topics such as birth control and how to use a condom.

The fair took place earlier this month.

"I was really uncomfortable because we had to fill out a worksheet on what we saw on the posters and there was some specific questions about the posters," said Harley Rogers, Brown's daughter.

The district administrator says state law requires the school to allow parents to opt their children out of sex education.

But Brown says that didn't happen.

"They went behind my back to teach my child things I do not feel she should learn in school," said Brown. "My rights as a parent were violated and the school can not unteach what they taught her."

Rosholt School District Administrator Marc Christianson told Newsline 9 the teacher in charge of the health fair, Jean Lacke, is a "very good teacher," but made a mistake.

"I think there was poor judgment probably on the teacher's part," said Christianson. He said Lacke has been talked to in order "to make sure a situation like this would not reoccur."

According to the school district's website, Lacke has taught at the district for 19 years.

Administrators say they've taken measures to make sure this doesn't happen again.

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