Northview Teacher Takes Inappropriate Book Fight To Santa Rosa County

June 7, 2023

A Northview High School teacher that has called for the ban of over 100 books in Escambia County has expanded her fight to Santa Rosa County.

Beginning last year, Vicki Baggett has called for about 115 books to be removed in Escambia County for inappropriate content, saying that many of them are pornographic under Florida law.

“As a 32-year veteran English teacher, I had never seen anything like this, and I actually could not believe what was being purchased and being made available with taxpayers’ funds for minor children,” Baggett told the Santa Rosa County Commission this week.

“Sadly, Santa Rosa County is loaded with these types of books as well,” she said, adding that the school district’s media director said in an email that there were no inappropriate books in the Santa Rosa district.

“As recently as last Thursday I found a book within this school district that has graphic pictures of an adult giving pornographic magazines to minor school age boys, complete with open legged naked women on the magazines’ covers,” she said, holding up printed photos. “And yes, this is in your public school libraries.”

Baggett asked the Santa Rosa County Commission to “write a resolution to encourage immediate action” to remove the books from school libraries in the county. The commission has no authority over the schools; that power belongs to the school board.


49 Responses to “Northview Teacher Takes Inappropriate Book Fight To Santa Rosa County”

  1. Well we'll on June 11th, 2023 8:38 pm

    Well I don’t want my 8 yr old little boy seeing inappropriate books at school or anywhere else it’s bad enough social media is full of it along with TV ..I send my son to school to learn to read write do math and all the other necessary things he needs at 8 yrs old not sex education not at that age they learn that soon enough our children need God put back in school in my opinion not porn this world is so screwed up from this kinda thing. For those that don’t agree teach your kids whatever you want at home but as far as at school teach them age appropriate material

  2. Stumpknocker on June 10th, 2023 11:39 am

    I keep reading the word banning over and over and censorship. These are not the only books that are banned from schools there are many and for good reason. After reading some of these comments it sounds as though these people want playboys and playgirls and penthouse in the library. But why stop there let’s just have all books available. And that’s the kind of thinking that had created this wonderful generation we now have.

  3. Bob on June 9th, 2023 11:06 pm


    Grooming is forming a relationship with a minor with the intention of assaulting them or pressuring them into committing a crime.

    Grooming is *not* letting a kid read a book about penguins.

    Maybe if you spent a little more time reading books instead of banning them, you would understand that.

  4. Gjj on June 9th, 2023 9:53 pm

    Keep fighting the good fight.. don’t let the child groomers win

  5. JOHN on June 9th, 2023 3:47 pm

    It amazes me how the far left will argue that this is “book banning” like the left doesn’t want to ban anything. A seven year old does not need to know anything about gender. Let kindergartners be kindergartners and learn how to count and recite the alphabet.

  6. David Huie Green on June 9th, 2023 10:47 am

    “For every book that Vicki objected to and had pulled from the shelves that may meet the criteria of the law, there were a dozen that she wanted pulled because they were “anti white”,”

    That is illegal, isn’t it?

    David for love and kindness

  7. Bob on June 9th, 2023 10:10 am

    Vicki isn’t “protecting your kids” or “campaigning against corruption”.

    She’s just a bigot that wants to use schools as a battlefield to brainwash your children into being just as vile, twisted, and hateful as she is.

    Have you all read any of the books on her list? Can anyone tell me why “And Tango Makes Three” or “When Wilma Rudolph Played Basketball” are too “obscene” for children to read?

  8. Lee on June 8th, 2023 10:36 pm

    It’s not going to matter if u take it out of school. They r still going to see all of that on TV ,video, games, friends. One way r a nuther they going to see stuff like that. It’s the parents reasonable to talk to them .

  9. emom on June 8th, 2023 4:38 pm

    @David..For every book that Vicki objected to and had pulled from the shelves that may meet the criteria of the law, there were a dozen that she wanted pulled because they were “anti white”, “showed two boys holding hands” or ” were indoctrination” because the subject matter was about being gay or transgender. Even if was an autobiography. And that’s shameful for a public teacher of 32 years.

  10. Southend Lurker on June 8th, 2023 2:34 pm

    @TB “Now we know why kids aren’t learning what they need to in school, like personal responsibility, budgeting, caring for themselves, proper nutrition, hygiene etc.”

    Not A SINGLE THING on that list is the responsibility of the school. Every blamming thing on that list is the responsibility of their parents, the majority of that stuff should be instilled to a certain extent before a child EVER steps foot in a classroom. If you are expecting the schools to handle all of that then there is a ZERO chance of them actually learning what they are there for.

  11. David Huie Green on June 8th, 2023 12:06 pm

    Vicki is doing what she thinks is right in pointing out cases where she believes state laws are being broken. Those who disagree with her or agree with her are doing so based on their beliefs of right and wrong or their reading of the state laws in question.

    Basically, all involved are wonderful and good people with different viewpoints.

    Personally, I haven’t read the books or the applicable laws so the rest of you will just have to fight it out as best you can and your conscience allows.

    Remember, whatever you decide, the books won’t cease to exist and/or be available to any interested parties. So there won’t be any huge victories or defeats in this matter, regardless.

    David for freedom in Ukraine and other places

  12. Timon on June 8th, 2023 2:37 am

    Brian, et al, it’s interesting you claim “heathens” would find the Bible offensive while choosing what books you want to ban. Song of Songs is good for children? Maybe Ezekiel with lovers being… like donkeys? The Bible definitely has the same “unacceptable” themes of the literature you want to ban, and worse. If you’re trying to ban books from other people’s kids, chances are you have major issues with your own morality, and you need to look inward before you try to disrupt society for merely existing. In simpler terms, grow up and deal with your own problems before attacking others, please.

  13. Charlie Mike on June 7th, 2023 9:49 pm

    I am perfectly capable of monitoring MY child’s reading material. Frankly, I don’t like some self-appointed crusader anointing “appropriate” books for my child. This censoring and book banning craze has gotten to the nutcase stage. Most of the folks screaming to ban book probably have not read one since being forced in high school, if they made it that far.

  14. Gdh on June 7th, 2023 9:29 pm

    A teacher is doing this at a high school? How naive and ignorant. She shouldn’t be a teacher if banning books is a thing for her.

  15. Brian on June 7th, 2023 6:38 pm

    I can’t believe how many morons are ok with children having access to pornagraphic books in school. Probably the same people who would complain about finding a Bible in a school library.

  16. just a fact on June 7th, 2023 5:43 pm

    who wants children to see that?

  17. RWA on June 7th, 2023 5:04 pm

    Well said and I totally agree.
    The book described in this article certainly shouldn’t be in a school library. If parents want their children to be exposed to this type of book they can buy it with their money and keep it in their home library. I am one of the “older generation” where we had morals and values and taught our children right from wrong. Grateful that this lady is standing up for what is right even though it might not be popular.

  18. JK on June 7th, 2023 1:02 pm

    How many of you parents or grandparents would allow your 9 or 10 year old daughter or granddaughter or male equivalent to go spend the night with their friends who’s parents allow their child to peruse this material so they can “have choices”? Only someone who’s been given over to their depraved minds.
    “Get over it because it’s on the internet”? Yes, there are those parents who have given up.

  19. 1776 on June 7th, 2023 12:46 pm

    When they they turn 18 they can view what they want but as long as they are minors their parents decide, like they do with what content they can view on their phones – not the school board.

  20. just a fact on June 7th, 2023 12:39 pm

    The term groomers, comes to mind.

  21. Guy Gerricault on June 7th, 2023 12:33 pm

    She’s saving our kids!! Yeah right lol. Whatever.

  22. Just Saying on June 7th, 2023 11:47 am

    @Bill T,

    I went to school and church with Vicki. I have morals and values and respect for others. Some of the books she is trying to have banned are being grossly misrepresented.

    These aren’t little kids. These are high school kids, many of whom are already having sex, experimenting with drugs and alcohol, and some even have children already. Their lives aren’t like ours were in the 80s. Most of the books that are considered acceptable in their libraries are geared for a younger audience.

    My point? Leave the books alone, and let the parents and kids decide what they’re going to read, not a teacher.

  23. KD on June 7th, 2023 11:41 am

    If anything, all she has done is draw attention to books who have not been checked out. looked at or even thought of in YEARS if ever. Now every kid wants to read the “forbidden books” and you’ve just exposed all the children to everything that would have never seen it before. Everyone wants what they can’t have!

  24. Concerned with morals on June 7th, 2023 11:26 am

    Here is what many of you apparently do not understand. It is true that kids have the internet and ways to read and see stuff that is inappropriate for them. That is up to the parent to supervise. The issue that this teacher is trying to get across is that it should not be made available to your children by the school. I sent my children to school each day thinking that was the place I had the least to worry about when it came to having access to inappropriate material. But when it is actually located in the school library, all security is out the door. For those parents who say “ well they can get it in other places anyway” those are the ones who are not conversing their kid’s well being in the first place. If you as a parent do not monitor or care what your child is looking at, reading , or getting their hands on them you have lost your control as a guardian. You cannot be with them 24/7 when they are older, however setting a good example and letting them know right from wrong IS your responsibility. And for those who do not take that seriously…thanks for helping bring up what is partly wrong with our society today.

  25. OverIt on June 7th, 2023 11:20 am

    This fight is absolutely ridiculous and is wasting the time of librarians and educators. I’m scared that this woman has been teaching for 32 years. What nonsense has she been teaching these children and trying to spread her hate and ignorance? It’s also now costing tax payer dollars as the County is now being sued by Pen America and publisher Penguin Random House.

  26. Beach Boy on June 7th, 2023 11:19 am

    @safebear—if you want to read those books…. Go For It. BUT keep that garbage away from kids. There is NO REASON why these books should be made available to kids in ANY school. Have some respect for the kids.

  27. bill l on June 7th, 2023 10:44 am

    Great job dont let people tell you otherwise. Wish there were more like you who make a difference.

  28. anne on June 7th, 2023 10:36 am

    I read these comments and think back to high school where we drank, smoked and looked at books borrowed from home. By the time we turned 21 most of us were married and didn’t want our kids seeing us do these things, At 15 our kids were doing the same thing. Kids will find these forbidden books. Human nature at a certain age.
    Tell a kid they can’t do something and they will die trying.

  29. Leslie on June 7th, 2023 10:11 am

    For those of you talking about phones, internet, etc., some of that responsibility belongs to parents.

    I think the whole idea here is that, while kids could get access to bad things elsewhere, they don’t need to be able to access it in the school library.

    This whole ‘get over it’ attitude is exactly what’s wrong with our society.

  30. Parent on June 7th, 2023 10:05 am

    As a parent I can say to those commenting that there is way more on the internet.. I agree, but I have CONTROL over what my children are looking at on their phones. I can monitor it ALL. We, as parents, should have a say in what our children are exposed to. Therefore, if we don’t want our children reading pornographic material the last place we should have to worry about this happening is at our child’s school. If you don’t mind your child being exposed to those things then expose them to it AT HOME! Keep this crap out of our schools. It’s disgusting and I can’t believe it’s even an issue.

  31. Jerry Caylor on June 7th, 2023 10:03 am

    Thank you for voicing your convictions. Too many people just set around and let things go to the pits and then wonder what happened. Not only is it detrimental to children to be put in these situations, but at the tax payers expense! As far as what’s available on phones, internet,etc, I think that comes under parental control or lack there of.

  32. Jay on June 7th, 2023 9:50 am

    I love how people are worried about the books which the kids are NOT reading, while the school system is complicit in delivering nearly unfettered access to the internet through Chromebooks. What ever unholy mess people think is in these books is nothing compared to what kids have access to through the Chromebooks. County security controls of the Chromebooks actually prevent parents from managing content delivered to these devices while the student is away from county networks.

  33. Denny on June 7th, 2023 9:42 am

    Bill T, you could have showed some respect in your disagreement but, instead, chose to be grumpy.

  34. KJ on June 7th, 2023 9:32 am

    The fact that people in the older generation that think book banning is okay astounds me…. History always repeats itself. Maybe if you all read books, then you would know that

  35. Lifendason on June 7th, 2023 9:29 am

    Awesome, praying that this lady will stand firm and that the School Board will remove this type of trash from our schools. Children should not have, heck even adults should not have pornographic images available to look at because one, its sin and two, it can lead to a criminal lifestyle.

    And, if you allow your child to have a phone and you’re not checking it daily/weekly, you’re failing as a parent, self included.

  36. Anne on June 7th, 2023 9:20 am

    Proud to have Vicki as a watchdog for our little ones… the future of our nation! Her fight is to ban this type of books in our schools. Anyone who wants to read them, is more than welcome to purchase them or check them out at your local public library if they’re available. Keep up the good fight Vicki!!!

  37. TB on June 7th, 2023 9:06 am

    Now we know why kids aren’t learning what they need to in school, like personal responsibility, budgeting, caring for themselves, proper nutrition, hygiene etc. all their doing now is learning this garbage that doesn’t prepare them to be able to take care of themselves in the future.
    They’re not going to be able to get a good job, buy a home, pay bills, raise a family and actually have something. Trust me, if any parent that disagrees with this be prepared to have your children live with you for the rest of your life.

  38. Responsibility on June 7th, 2023 9:05 am

    Just for clarification: The public school is a “safe place” for children!

    Yes, the internet is provided at public schools, WITH filters to keep children from venturing off to inappropriate sites. If you provide your child with a phone, then the responsibility falls on you the parent, as YOU are paying the bill of what they access.

    These books in question, however are seeping in through at an alarming rate. If you want your child to access these types of books, then just as you pay for internet on your child’s phone, then you can pay for your child to access these books at a bookstore. NOT at the taxpayers expense in a public school that is a “safe place” for children! “Pornographic materials and sexualized content” Does NOT belong in schools whether it be in print on paper or on the internet.

  39. KrystalH on June 7th, 2023 8:38 am

    I agree with John. Kids these days have internet at the tip of their fingers and I promise you they can find much worse! Two things I would like to know is this: Is this book only available in high school libraries? What is the name of the book? I think this should be provided so people can do their research and see what context that is presented in.

  40. mike on June 7th, 2023 8:35 am

    Im glad to hear this lady standing up for whats right. Our kids are being brainwashed by the woke people.

  41. Eye Roll on June 7th, 2023 8:32 am

    Honey, porn is free online. These kids aren’t checking out books to look at inappropriate pics in books. What a waste of time and energy. Go do something more productive for our kids.

  42. RC on June 7th, 2023 8:21 am

    She is standing up for what is right. She has our support. Anyone stating kids should have access to inappropriate material in our schools are a part of the problem. If morals have fallen that low then the rest of us need to be more like this teacher and take a stand for children.

  43. Bill T on June 7th, 2023 8:13 am

    @safebear : you probably have no morals or respect for others!! Your beliefs are backwards and needs serious attention!!! It’s people like you that don’t understand common respect for others and living in a normal respectful society

  44. Dewy D on June 7th, 2023 8:11 am

    Well…. There goes my summer reading list.

  45. CW on June 7th, 2023 8:02 am

    Apparently this woman has never heard of the internet.

  46. Safebear on June 7th, 2023 7:41 am

    If you don’t like the books, don’t read them. Don’t keep other people from that opportunity – some people want to have options

  47. John on June 7th, 2023 7:13 am

    Some of the books may be inappropriate for kids but they got way more with phones that is inappropriate so u not going to stop the kids for looking up bad stuff or reading it I have kids so I know all I can say get over it unless u going to take the internet out of the world I just trying to start things

  48. Bill T on June 7th, 2023 5:59 am

    More power to this lady and her fight to correct the wrong!!! We need a lot more people with the thoughts and views this lady has God bless you and your fight against this wrong!!!

  49. Wow on June 7th, 2023 4:56 am

    Give it a rest