School board removes Sherlock Holmes novel as derogatory to Mormons

by | Aug. 12, 2011

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A Virginia county school board is removing a Sherlock Holmes novel from the 6th grade reading list after a parent's complaint that it is derogatory toward Mormons, The Charlottesville Daily Progress reports.

The Victorian-era book, A Study In Scarlet, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, was deeemed inappropriate for the age group, but it will be available for older students.

The school board of Albermarle county, where Thomas Jefferson's Monticello home is located, took the action in response to a challenge from the parent of a middle school student.

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