Utah teacher suspended for sex quiz asking students 'Would you go kinky to see what it's like?'
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A Utah high school teacher has been suspended by school administrators for asking students to take a graded quiz on sexual preferences and drug use.


According to the Deseret News, the unidentified teacher has been put on paid leave while they investigate how the survey, entitled  "Know Thyself," came to be distributed to students.

The report states that among the questions asked of the high schoolers is one asking, "Would you go kinky to see what it's like?" along with questions of  whether a student has had an abortion.

"The origin of this survey appears to be something that was an Ann Landers, Dear Abby-type of thing," explained Weber School District spokesperson Lane Findlay, adding that the quiz was distributed to juniors as part of a  a college-credit class called "Adult Roles" that also teaches financial skills.

According to the report  students were asked, "Ever stolen money to buy drugs?" and "Have you ever had sex without using a contraceptive?" along with questions about kissing while laying down and alcohol and drug usage.

School administrators were alerted to the test, posted on the schools online portal, by the mother of one student after her daughter pointed it out.

"I was just appalled," Heather Miller explained. "You're asking people to basically incriminate themselves and turn this paper into you," noting that student's names were attached to the completed quiz.

Pointing out that answers were rated from "pure as Ivory soap and maybe a fruitcake," to "hopeless and condemned," Miller added, "How many lives have been affected by telling teenagers they're hopelessly condemned or a nerd?"

Spokesperson Findlay explained that questions on the quiz are in violation of federal law -- as well as Utah state law -- prohibiting surveys on sexual behaviors, sexual orientation and illegal or incriminating behavior.

"We want to make sure it's not ever given to students in the future," Findlay stated. "Our apologies go out to the students and their families."