Book deemed ‘obscene,’ removed from two high schools

Two local high schools have removed the book “Lawn Boy” from their shelves after committees at both schools determined the book violated the school board’s Obscene Materials policy.

The controversial coming-of-age novel written by Jonathan Evison was placed under review at Hendersonville and Gallatin High schools after District 5 School Board member Steven King read several passages from the book and demanded its removal at a Sumner County Board of Education meeting on Oct. 18.