Posted on 08/23/2022 at 01:23 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

An Oklahoma high school teacher says she's been removed from her position for sharing, with her students, a QR code that gives access to the Brooklyn Public Library — something the library did in response to book bans sweeping the nation.

Wendy Suares, a journalist at TV station KOKH Fox 25, broke the news on Twitter, though the station has a story with more statewide context.

The teacher told Suares that she was immediately placed on leave and her colleagues were warned to "remove or restrict" access to certain texts to avoid any "perceived violations of HB 1775."

HB 1775 is a new Oklahoma law that bans "discrimination on the basis of race or sex in the form of bias, stereotyping, scapegoating, classification, or the categorical assignment of traits, morals, values, or characteristics based solely on race or sex."

Norman Public Schools denied to Fox 25 that any action has been taken against the teacher and said officials would meet with her later today.

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