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Hardin Valley STEM reading assignment stirs up controversy

Hardin Valley STEM reading assignment stirs up controversy

Knox County students head back to the books next Tuesday, but some students at Hardin Valley Academy in West Knoxville didn't leave the books behind during the break.  A summer reading assignment, which alarmed one student's parent, has stirred up controversy.

Students in the STEM Academy at Hardin Valley were assigned to start reading a science-fiction book, called "Robopocalypse."  Sam Lee, the parent of a 14 year-old incomming freshmam, is calling it "inappropriate" and tells 10News it should have never been part of the curriculum.