A parent voiced concern to the Panther Valley School Board Thursday about having middle school students attend a talk by an author of a book banned by some schools.
Karen Burke said the novel "Crank" has material she feels is inappropriate for middle school students.
New York Times best-selling author Ellen Hopkins will visit the high school on March 12.
Her talk is also open to middle school students, with signed permission slips.
The student leadership group at Panther Valley High School raised $3,000 to bring Hopkins to the school.