About four hours before the Central Bucks School District passed a new library policy in July, local high school junior Lily Freeman warned a crowd of about 100 what would follow.
The policy, passed by a 6-3 vote, targeted books with explicit or implied depictions of sex or nudity and allowed any resident to challenge publications in its libraries, a controversial rule that drew concerns from anti-censorship groups and LGBTQ students, like Freeman.
“Tonight, our politicized school board will be voting on the most restrictive library policy in Pennsylvania. One that, if passed, will not only set a precedent for our district, the third largest in Pennsylvania, but all schools in both our state and across the nation,” said Freeman.
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