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Duval County School Board investigates possible inappropriate movie showing

10:21 PM, Dec 12, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Duval County School Board is investigating if an inappropriate movie was shown in a 10th grade class at Sandalwood High School.

A parent of a 10th grader at Sandalwood told First Coast News that his son came home from school, upset that he was made to watch the Spanish foreign film "Pa Negre," which means Black Bread.

The father, who did not want to be identified, said his son told him the film contained gay sexual encounters, bad language and inappropriate touching of young children.

We looked at a movie trailer and parts of the unrated film and found it to also contain nudity and horrific violence.

The father also said his son told him one scene showed a horse being bludgeoned by a hammer.

Lavaughn Brown has a 9th grader at the school and was upset to hear this could have happened at the school.

"They should not put that in the schools. It is not right," said Brown.

We told Jana Brown about the alleged movie being shown and she was not aware of it.

"My daughter is in the tenth grade, so that does concern me. I will be calling the school to find more about it."

We asked the School Board if they could discuss this with First Coast News.

Spokeswoman Jill Johnson had this statement, "I just spoke with the principal and they have just been alerted to this concern. He is in the process of investigating and if it is determined that an inappropriate video was shown, appropriate disciplinary action will be taken on the teacher, and we will ensure that the video will not be shown again," said Johnson. 

First Coast News

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