Teacher Suspended For Assigning Chuck Palahniuk Story

Teacher Suspended For Assigning Chuck Palahniuk Story

New York City : NY : USA | Nov 10, 2009 at 1:34 PM PST
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A teacher in the Bronx was suspended last week for assigning his students to read a story by Chuck Palahniuk.

Greg van Voorhis, a seventh-year teacher at the Bronx School of Finance, reportedly assigned his students to read the story "Guts" by Chuck Palahniuk, a story involving the main character describing masturbatory practices, one of which involving his anus and a suction jacuzzi. The story is included in Palahniuk's novel Haunted. Authorities caught wind of the assignment, even though Van Voorhis instructed his students to not tell anyone about the reading.

Since his removal, his students have started a Facebook group in his defense. Representatives of Palahniuk claim the writer was not available for any comments on the issue.

DanteGraves is based in Tempe, Arizona, United States of America, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
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