Richard Lynn Stack, Children’s Book Writer banned from Schools After Inappropriate Comment to 10 Year Old
File this one under, what could you possibly been thinking. What on earth was children’s author, Richard Lynn Stack thinking when he made the following comment to a 10 year old girl? Stack was asked by a 10 year old whether he would autograph her face. His response, “she should take off her clothes if she wanted his autograph on her face as she requested.” This from an author of children’s books. Unbelievable.
A visit to an elementary school didn’t have a fairytale ending for a Baltimore children’s book writer after he made what he says was a joking comment to a 10-year-old that she should take off her clothes if she wanted his autograph on her face as she requested, The Baltimore Sun reported.
Richard Lynn Stack, who makes appearances in classrooms across the United States with his dogs in tow, has been banned from visiting other public schools in Harford County after an April 16 incident at Abingdon Elementary School. A student in attendance asked Stack to sign his name on her forehead, school district spokesman Don Morrison told the Sun.
Stack replied with an equally absurd request: He would autograph her forehead if she climbed on the cafeteria table and undressed. (Fox News)
Full story at The Baltimore Sun.
School officials said the comment was inappropriate and notified Stack on Friday that he would no longer be allowed in Harford County schools; he had been scheduled to appear again at Abingdon Elementary that day. The incident was reported by the local newspaper, The Aegis.