Law library's skeleton can't go near the windows after complaints from a mom
Maggie Baxtor pointed the way to sad news, Flexible Fred is dead. The 5-foot-tall, 200-bone plastic skeleton slumps on his roller stand in a corner of the Delaware County Law Library. Taped to his clavicle is a sign that reads: "We have had a neighbor complain that Flexible Fred is scaring her children. Please do NOT put him near any windows." For many people, a skeleton either is or represents "the visible remains of a human being," Olson said. "It raises interesting issues."