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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The parent of a Knox County student says the school system has admitted it made a mistake when his son was required to read a controversial book.
Sam Lee contacted 6 News last month after he and his wife discovered what their freshman son at Hardin Valley Academy was reading.
Lee says he was furious after learning "Robopocalypse" contained inappropriate language, including the "f-word" throughout the book.
Lee provided 6 News with a copy of an email sent to him from Knox County Schools Executive Director of Secondary Education Dr. Clifford Davis.
In the email Davis says the school district is making changes because "the administration and staff at Hardin Valley Academy followed a different process, other than the one prescribed by the district, to select this book as a reading assignment."
Lee says he won't be happy until the book is out of his son's school for good.
"This book 'Robopocalypse' skipped the approval process prescribed by the district and it contains the 'c-word,' 93 uses of the 'f-word,' references to a love doll, violence, brutality, and profane language throughout and still remains in the curriculum," Lee said. "Why? Why?"
Even though Lee's original complaint has now been addressed, a second complaint he filed to get the book removed from school is now being processed.
A book review committee is being formed and should have a final decision within thirty days.