NC teacher, vice principal resign over controversial fairy tale

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EFLAND, N.C. — A teacher and an assistant principal resigned from a North Carolina elementary school after parents complained that a gay fairy tale was read to their children, according to The News & Observer.

Third-grade teacher Omar Currie and assistant principal  Meg Goodhand resigned from Efland-Cheeks Elementary School on Monday.

Currie told The News & Observer he felt that administrators no longer supported him after parents complained about him reading “King & King” to his students.

In the fairy tale, two princes fall in love and get married.

Carrie decided to read the book in class when he overheard a student call a boy in his class gay in a derogatory way.

According to The News & Observer, a school committee upheld his use of the book two times. Then the principal told teachers they would have to submit a list of books to parents in the future.

Since the controversy, Currie has interviewed for five different jobs, including a position with Durham Public Schools.

“It’s nice to be told by administrators that my actions were correct,” he told The News & Observer.

Currie said that despite the controversy he still wants to be involved in the Efland community.