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A survey asking explicit questions about sexual activity and gender identity reportedly angered parents after it was administered to middle schoolers at a Massachusetts public school.

Principal Traci Griffith of Eliot K-8 Innovation School in Boston sent a letter to parents last Thursday noting that there were “many concerns” about the school’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey, which was given last week to students in sixth and seventh grade, according to The Washington Free Beacon.

Griffith noted that the concerns about the survey, which is part of a project by Boston Public Schools, have been shared with the Superintendent’s Office, the Office of Teaching and Learning, and the Office of Health and Wellness.

A March 17 letter sent to parents by Office of Health and Wellness executive director Jill Carter and provided to Fox News Digital explained that families will have the opportunity to voice their concerns to district leadership during a Zoom meeting on Thursday evening.

According to a copy of the survey, one question defined oral sex and asked students if they had ever engaged in it. Some questions inquired about students’ sexual orientation, their frequency of sexual activity, and whether they considered themselves transgender. Others probed regarding suicidal ideation and substance abuse.

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The principal of Eliot K-8 Innovation School said there were

The principal of Eliot K-8 Innovation School said there were “many concerns” about a sexually explicit survey given to young students. (Google Maps)

Deirdre Hall, the parent of a sixth grader who spoke to the Free Beacon, said she found the survey “entirely inappropriate,” and learned of it when her daughter came home talking about a “really weird survey” she was given during her history class.

“She said half her class didn’t even know what any of this stuff meant,” Hall told the outlet. “Now they’re coming home and asking their parents and their friends, ‘What’s oral sex?'”

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Some questions on the survey inquired about students' sexual orientation, their frequency of sexual activity and whether they considered themselves transgender.

Some questions on the survey inquired about students’ sexual orientation, their frequency of sexual activity and whether they considered themselves transgender. (Luis Soto/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

An anonymous parent told the outlet she was “outraged” by the survey, and said “parents had no idea these questions would be asked.”

“To go on field trips the district has parents sign permission slips, but for the district to ask our children private explicit sexual questions they are able to do so without consent?” she said. “This makes no sense.”

One anonymous parent told The Washington Free Beacon that she was

One anonymous parent told The Washington Free Beacon that she was “outraged” by the survey asking young students explicit sexual questions. (Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

Boston Public Schools did not respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment by time of publication.

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A database compiled by parents’ rights group Parents Defending Education includes incidents of similar surveys from 37 states and the District of Columbia, along with a federal survey.

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