- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Las Vegas schools are considering plans to teach children as young as 5 about masturbation and homosexuality.

Clark County School District proposed the changes during closed-door meetings with community members last week, EAG News reported.

Among the changes include education of homosexuality as early as age 5 and giving everyone “respect regardless of who they are attracted to,” the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

Students of that age would also be taught that “touching and rubbing one’s genitals to feel good is called masturbation,” the newspaper said.

Parents who weren’t invited to the previous meeting showed up Monday to express their anger.

“I felt (the meeting) was quite limited in scope and who was able to attend,” said parent Nicole Luth, EAG reported.

A high school student told the board, “I think I went through about 20 pages and I couldn’t continue with it because some of the stuff was just too disturbing to me at the age that I am and I’m 17 years-old.”

” ‘ Masturbation should be done in a private place,’ ” said parent Ronald Withaeger referring to the text, a local Fox affiliate reported. “That’s kindergarten through third grade. You’ve got to be kidding me. There’s no need to know that at that age.”

The school board will address the meeting again on Oct. 9 for more community input.

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