Once again, the headline is a lie F.S. 847.012 is not new, it has been on the books for decades . Providing pornography to minors is, and has been a felony in Florida and most likely, 49 other states.
The article seeks to conflate the often misrepresented "Don't Say Gay" bill (which concerns age appropriate curriculum) with -------------------- statutes.. They are not the same thing. The new law has NO criminal penalties, no felony or misdemeanor prosecutions are possible. it is a CIVIL statute.
Should teachers be concerned? Yes, they should, because it has become increasingly common for edgy, progressive authors to include sexually graphic language, particularly in "coming of age" stories targeted at LGBTQ teens. The authors intent may be inclusivity and outreach to kids struggling with their sexuality, but detailed descriptions of sexual activity can easily run afoul of pornography and obscenity laws.
This issue is not new or restricted to Florida. If you think Floridas pornography laws are unreasonable, I suggest you take a look at the laws in your own state.