A school in Connecticut found itself in hot water after a teacher sent eighth-graders an assignment asking them to compare pizza toppings to sexual preferences.

According to Daily Mail, the students at John F. Kennedy Middle School in Enfield were recently handed the "Pizza and Consent" assignment. The assignment said, "We can use pizza as a metaphor for sex." It was explained that when you "order pizza with your friends, everyone checks in about each other's preferences, right? The same goes with sex."

Students were asked to create their own pizza with their favorite toppings. They were told to write down how those pizza toppings related to their sexual preferences. The assignment even listed some examples. For instance, if a student liked cheese on their pizza that means they "like kissing," and if he or she disliked olives, it was code for "giving oral."

The controversial assignment was reportedly deleted from the Enfield School District's website. After the assignment was posted online last month, many angry parents took to social media, reported Mirror. One parent, Jonathan Grande, said that the assignment "was crude, it lacked good taste." Another parent, Tracy Jarvis, said that youngsters don't even know how to navigate platonic relationships, "so why introduce sexual relationships?" She added that this has gone too far, and "parents will fight for the purity and protection of our children."

Some of the parents attended a Board of Education meeting Tuesday night to make their voices heard regarding the controversial assignment, according to Patch. Superintendent of Schools Chriz Drezek addressed the pizza assignment, saying that it had been inadvertently sent to students. He said that the simple truth is "it was a mistake." He added that there was "no hidden agenda, no secret cabal to indoctrinate kids on something." He admitted that the teacher sent the wrong document, and that none of the staff members are "happy that it happened."

An email was also sent to parents. Teacher Brie Quartin wrote that the "incorrect version, as opposed to the revised version of this assignment, was mistakenly posted on our Grade 8 curriculum page." She added that it was "inadvertently used for instruction to Grade 8 Health classes." She caught the error after their curriculum revision in June, but "failed to post the intended version." She apologized for the error.

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