Student Fights School's Stephen King Ban

Fears that censorship slippery slope


ROCKLIN, Calif.—Amanda Wong had never read a Stephen King book until she joined a committee reviewing whether one should be banned from her high school's library.

Now, Wong is fighting to ensure "Different Seasons," a collection of King's short stories, remains on the shelves after a parent complained about a graphic rape scene in the short story "Apt Pupil."

"This opens a door to censoring other materials," Wong, 17, said Monday.