NJ mom upset with 8th-grader's 'herpes' homework assignment

A New Jersey mother is shocked about an assignment that asked her eighth-grade son to consider what he would do if he contracted herpes after

A New Jersey mom is upset with her

A New Jersey mom is upset with her 8th-grader's homework assignment she says is sexually explicit. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP - A New Jersey mother is shocked about an assignment that asked her eighth-grade son to consider what he would do if he contracted herpes after drinking and having a one-night stand.

Amy Loper says her son was given the homework in his language arts class at the Powell Elementary School in the Cedarville section of Lawrence Township.

The question describes drinking and hooking up with a stranger.

Loper says while the assignment might be better suited for a sex education class, she believes it does not belong in language arts.

She contacted the school and said she was told it is part of the core curriculum that ties into a book students were given titled "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens."

Her son did not do the assignment.

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