Hope Carrasquilla, a middle school principal in Leon County, Florida, was forced to resign after parents complained their sixth-grade children studied pictures of Michelangelo's statue of David in
One parent felt the art lesson on the Renaissance masterpiece was pornographic, reports The
The principal tendered her resignation Monday, March 20, after receiving an ultimatum from the school board.
It is with a sad heart that my time as principal of Tallahassee Classical School has come to an end
," she wrote Thursday in a letter to the school board obtained by The
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Barney Bishop III, school board chairman and lobbyist, confirmed to the US daily that he gave Hope Carrasquilla an ultimatum after receiving complaints from three parents who consider the David lesson to be '
not appropriate for the age of their children.
He criticizes the former principal for not having warned the parents of students that their children would see the Renaissance statue.
She was not ousted because of the artistic nude photos.
We show it every year to our students
,” he said, however, adding that Hope Carrasquilla “