The battle over 3 books in the Staples High School library is over.
After Westport resident Tara McLaughlin complained about the LGBTQ-themed works — “Flamer,” “Gender Queer” and “This Book is Gay” — a special committee held public hearings.
The committee voted on each book separately. Each vote was 10-0 in favor of retention.
Superintendent of Schools Thomas Scarice upheld the committee’s recommendations.
His decision was appealed.
This afternoon, Scarice told “06880” that the appeal has been withdrawn.
Each committee member read the 3 books challenged by Tara McLaughlin.