Tremendous thanks to a reader for pointing this out to me:
Rest of the story here. (And the Abilene paper has a lengthy story, with comments, here.)
TUSCOLA, TX -- A popular English teacher has been placed on paid leave -- and faces possible criminal charges -- after a student's parents complained to police that a ninth-grade class reading list contained a book about a murderer who has sex with his victims' bodies.
Kaleb Tierce, 25, is being investigated for allegedly distributing harmful material to a minor after the student selected Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Cormac McCarthy's Child of God off the list and read it.
But, how silly. The story even says the case will be turned over to the DA for possible criminal prosecution. I don't think there is a chance in the world it could happen, but West Texas sure seems very back woods all of a sudden.