William Baer, a father of a high school girl in Gilford, New Hampshire, was arrested at a recent school board meeting for going overboard, or more specifically overtime, in complaining about the content of an assigned book. The novel that so incensed him was Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult, which reportedly contains a one-page sex scene.
In the video below, Baer is approached by a police officer and calmly told to follow him outside (where he's later handcuffed), which Baer does after a moment of are-you-serious? resistance to the idea. He appears to have violated a "two minute rule." But in the video he's approached by the cop long before two minutes has gone by, so it's assumed he must have spoken up earlier as well. (Did he though?) In any case, check it out:
For the record, Picoult's Nineteen Minutes is about a school shooting and its aftermath, and takes place in a New Hampshire town. The 2008 novel eerily foreshadowed the 2012 New England shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Readers at Amazon have praised the book.Via CBS.