Middle School Students Given Fifty Shades of Grey Crossword Puzzles: It Was a Huge But Unintentional Error

February 12, 2015 1:22 PM

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At least five students at a middle school in Monessen, Pa., were given word puzzles based on the erotic novel and movie Fifty Shades of Grey this week. According to Pittsburgh's local ABC affiliate, the word search was passed out Monday to an eighth-grade class and included words like "bondage," "erotic," "handcuffs," "intercourse," "independent," "intimidating," "paddling," "spanking" and "submissive."

At a school board meeting Tuesday night, Monessen City School District officials declined to comment on who gave the puzzles to students, citing personnel issues. "We just learned of this issue yesterday," solicitor John Toohey explained. "An investigation will occur." Board president Donna Fantauzz...

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