PORTLAND, Ore. – Joe Alvaro's 10-year-old son generally knows what sex is. But the Southeast Portland father wasn't prepared for the questions from his son after the boy finished classes a week ago at Llewellyn Elementary School.Nice. The scrubbed brochure can be seen here, a pdf doc...brochure ..and nothing resembling that is now in it, but we know it was there since the police said this
Among them: What's sodomy?
Turns out the fourth-grader came across the term, as well as descriptions of sexual abuse and other crimes in a 24-page comic-style booklet put together by the Portland Police Bureau and handed out to all the students, kindergarten through fifth grade, at Llewellyn.
The "Operation Safe Summer" brochure, distributed annually through Portland Public Schools to all district schools, mostly includes information about summer programs for children at the Oregon Zoo, Portland Parks and Recreation and other activities.
A spokesperson for the bureau said some of the information in the brochures was never intended for young children. However, schools handed it out – and now some parents want answers.