New York, March 24: In a bizarre incident, a Florida school principal was forced to quit after parents complained that she showed the students a "pornographic" statue for a Renaissance art lesson that also included a historic sculpture by Michelangelo. The stir erupted after some teacher called it appropriate. The principal at Tallahassee Classical School, Hope Carrasquilla, resigned on Monday. US: Sikh Man Says Was Denied Entry to NBA Game in California for Carrying ‘Kirpan’.

The school principal resigned after school board chair told her to resign or be fired. Hope was designated as principal at Tallahassee Classical School just a year ago. She claimed that board chair Barney Bishop forced her to resign after complaints by parents. The school board had passed a rule just last month that would require any 'potentially controversial' class topics to be made known to parents in advance. US: Woman Who Brutally Killed Lover During Sex Game and Kept Severed Head and Genitals in Bucket, Attacks Her Lawyer in Court (Watch Video).

The “David” is a Renaissance Period sculpture, sculpted by Michelangelo Buonarroti in the early 1500s. The artwork depicts the biblical hero David, of the famous David and Goliath tale, holding his sling in the nude. The statue stands over five meters tall. The statue itself is currently on display in Florence’s Galleria dell’ Accademia.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Mar 24, 2023 04:05 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website