Questions for 6th graders on drug use and sexual orientation outrage parents

CNN VAN Some parents in Missouri are outraged after they say their children in 6th grade were asked questions about their drug use, thoughts of suicide and sexual orientation.

The questions were part of a survey given to students on Thursday at a middle school in Bourbon which is near St. Louis.

”I was in shock and wanted to know exactly what was going on,” said Cory West a parent of a student who attends the school. “Would they like to change their gender as far as far as being trans-gender. Well my kids kind of know what that is but my daughter felt very uncomfortable taking that,” West went on to say.

Parents said generally when a survey is done they get notification, but this time it was not the case.

Because of parents’ complaints, the researchers of the survey say they have removed questions regarding sexual orientation from the survey in that school district.