Florida Teachers Face Felony Charges if They Keep Banned Books on Shelves
Under the law, in Manatee County, Florida, teachers do not have access to curating books for libraries; only librarians called "media specialists" do.
Following recent laws restricting books in Florida by Governor Ron DeSantis, in Manatee County, Florida, teachers have lost access to curating books for libraries; instead, only librarians called “media specialists” can, Judd Legum reports for Popular Information. If teachers try to keep banned books on the shelves, they can face felony persecution. Teachers must disallow access to the books until a librarian clears the books, indicating that the book passes the requirements of the law.