New Hampshire dad charged after protesting book

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Updated: Tue, 06 May 2014 07:15:26 EST

GILFORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man who refused to stop objecting to a book about bullying read by his daughter's high school English class has been charged with disorderly conduct.

Gilford High School officials tell WMUR-TV (http://bit.ly/1nmf3iG) that "Nineteen Minutes" has been part of the curriculum since 2007. The book also deals with a school shooting.

William Baer says parents should have been notified the book was being read because it contains a sexually explicit passage.

At a school board meeting Monday, Baer was given two minutes to speak, the same amount of time as others. He protested the limit and challenged the board to arrest him. A police officer led him away.

A phone listing for Baer couldn't be found Tuesday night.

The school board says it should have notified parents about the book.

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