Mum's horror over daughter's 'creepy underwear' homework task

Brianne Tolj
·2-min read

A mum says she is “furious” after discovering an “inappropriate” homework assignment had been emailed to her seven-year-old daughter.

Briahna Grant, from Pittsburgh in the US, told local publications she was helping her daughter with her schoolwork when she noticed one task required the children to “post a picture of [their] creepy underwear” online.

Ms Grant said she was so upset by the assignment she grabbed the computer away from her daughter and called the principal to demand the school staffer who sent it be fired.

Pictured left is Briahna Grant. Pictured right is the front of her daughter's elementary school. Source: Channel 11
A mum says she is “furious” after discovering an “inappropriate” homework assignment had been emailed to her seven-year-old daughter. Source: Channel 11

The email subject reads: “POST a PICTURE of your Creepy Underwear HERE! (Or just tell us about it!)

“If you can, upload a picture of your Creepy Underwear! (If not just write about it – why does it look like, how does it act…),” the email continued before giving instructions on how to upload an image.

Ms Grant said the principal apologised to her and explained the the librarian posted the assignment after reading a book titled ‘Creepy pair of Underwear’ for Halloween.

“I’m upset about it. I don’t want my daughter engaged in anything, uploading anything personal to the internet," Ms Grant told Channel 11.

“I was so angry I took pictures of it.”

She said she found the incident “disturbing” and noted how parents try to encourage their kids not to post anything personal online.

Pictured is the emailed homework assignment. Source: Channel 11
The email subject reads: “POST a PICTURE of your Creepy Underwear HERE! (Or just tell us about int!). Source: Channel 11

“The District is aware of a questionable activity assigned by an educator as part of a class reading of the Halloween themed book Creepy Pair of Underwear,” a spokesperson for the Pittsburg Public Schools District told Channel 11.

“The assignment has been removed, and the incident is currently under review. As this is a personnel matter, no further information is available.”

The school district said it would not comment on the possibility of the librarian being fired, saying it is a “personnel matter”.

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