Try to imagine for a minute that you're in Alton's shoes. What if the school was making YOUR child read a book you thought was inappropriate, for any reason? As a parent or guardian, he and you should both be entitled to your own views. If he finds it disturbing for his daughter, what's wrong with that?
His daughter was supplied with alternative reading matter after his objection. But no, Alton still wanted Fahrenheit 451 banned so no one could read it!
We've strayed a long way from the issue of banning books in schools.
How did any Australian end up with the name Adanac?