Science teacher on leave for giving students sex survey about their ‘turn-ons’


A Massachusetts high school teacher has been placed on leave after giving his students a sex survey that asked them about their “turn-ons” and where they liked to hook up, according to a report.

Dracut High School science teacher Eric Jackson left parents outraged with the questionnaire, which he pulled from a sex educator’s website and gave to his 11th-grade anatomy class Friday, news station WDHD reported.

“I just thought it was very strange and that I didn’t want to be partaking in it,” junior Daniel Martin, told the outlet.

The survey asked students to rate on a scale how much they identify with statements, such as “having sex in a different setting than usual is a real turn-on for me” and “often, just how someone smells can be a turn-on.”

“I was appalled. I couldn’t even believe it. I do not believe that came from a teacher,” parent Richard Silvio Sr. told news station WBTS.

Dracut High School teacher Eric Jackson
Dracut Public Schools quickly suspended Dracut High School teacher Eric Jackson after photos of the racy questionnaire surfaced on social media, igniting outrage from parents.
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His son, Richard Silvio Jr., called for the teacher to be ousted of the sex questionnaire.

“I do not think he should keep his job,” he told the outlet “I’m sorry — I think what he did was absurd.”

Reached for comment, Jackson said that the teacher’s union asked him not to discuss the matter, news station WBTS reported.

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Jackson is on paid leave after he distributed a sex survey to students in his 11th grade anatomy class.
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Dracut Public Schools Superintendent Steven Stone said in a statement that the district is looking into the controversial lesson.

“The district takes the health and well-being of students most seriously and has initiated a review of the matter,” Stone said. “The teacher has been placed on administrative leave pending that review.”

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