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The principal of a Florida charter school has resigned after three parents complained their children were being exposed to sexual images.

One of the parents was referring to one of the most famous works in the history of art: Michelangelo's “David”.

The sculpture, which depicts the nude biblical figure, is part of a sixth grade class art lesson.

Usually, a letter is sent to parents before class warning them about its content, but Hope Carrasquilla, the former principal of the school, said that a "series of communication errors" meant that the letter did not arrive on time. The parents.

The school board decided to give the principal the option to resign or be fired after less than a year in office.

Carrasquilla is the third principal the school has had since it opened in 2020. Other parents and members of the school have let her know they were distraught that she was forced out of her position.

But Barney Bishop, who serves as head of the school's board, asserted that "parental rights are paramount."

Parental complaints to schools have become a mainstay in Florida thanks to a law signed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis last year that allows parents and guardians to file complaints or even lawsuits against schools over curricula with those who disagree.

Charter schools are generally exempt from the provisions of that law, but the Tallahassee Classical School is known to have far-right connections.

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