An Aiken, SC middle school teacher is under investigation for allegedly reading a book containing "pornographic material" to his class. The school district is currently reviewing three books the teacher used in class, including Orson Scott Card's sci-fi classic Ender's Game.
The titles of the other two books haven't been released, so it's not yet clear which of them included a scene deemed pornographic in a report filed by a 14-year-old student and a concerned mother. The district said in a statement that two of the books have already been found to include "swear words" and age-inappropriate "subject matter terminology."
The student's mother has also reported the incident to local police, and the district is now working with the department to determine whether the teacher may have violated the law.
Maybe one of the two as-yet-unnamed books contains some seriously adult material, but it's hard to imagine that Ender's Game, a parable about the horrors of war that appears on the American Library Association's list of Best Books for Young Adults, would be at the center of a porn scandal.