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Posted: Thursday, August 11, 2011 10:21 pm | Updated: 2:01 pm, Wed Jan 23, 2013.

The Albemarle County School Board voted Thursday night to remove Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “A Study in Scarlet” from sixth-grade reading lists. A parent of a Henley Middle School student originally challenged the book in May on the grounds that it is derogatory toward Mormons.

Thursday’s vote was the culmination of the work of a committee commissioned to study the book and two discussions by board members.

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