School probes 'Fifty Shades of Grey' puzzles given to pupils

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015
School probes 'Fifty Shades of Grey' puzzles given to pupils

MONESSEN, Pa. -- Students at a Pennsylvania middle school were given word search puzzles containing terms including "spanking," ''submissive," ''leather cuffs" and "bondage" - as well as several too graphic to print - all relating to the erotic movie "Fifty Shades of Grey."

But officials in the Monessen School District say they can't say who did it or how many students received the puzzles because they just learned about it Monday.

The issue became public when parents complained at Tuesday night's school board meeting.

Schools solicitor John Toohey says it was "too preliminary" to release details and Superintendent Leanne Spazak also confirmed an ongoing investigation, but didn't comment otherwise.

Parent James Carter says he tried to question the school's principal and dean of students about the puzzle his son received, but they refused when he insisted on recording their conversation.