West Virginia High School teacher suspended after writing book that includes student names

SHINNSTON, WV (WBOY) - Our sister station, WBOY, received several messages Thursday morning from concerned parents of students at Lincoln High School in Shinnston. 

Their concerns rose from a book they said was written by a Lincoln High School teacher. 

Parents said the book contains first names of current students and descriptions of them, some of which reference sexual situations. The story is set in Shinnston. The last names of the students were changed, parents believe, and the name of the school was changed to Thomas Jefferson High. The book, which was released last week, is available on

WBOY reached out to Harrison County School Superintendent Dr. Mark Manchin about the situation.  He said the book was also brought to his attention on Thursday morning, that they have taken the appropriate steps and the teacher has been suspended indefinitely.

Dr. Manchin said the actions taken to remove the teacher are to ensure the health and safety of students and staff. 

The teacher's name has not been released.

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