CLOSE
Leave a comment

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former substitute teacher convicted of showing a movie including graphic sex and violence to a high school class was sentenced on Wednesday to 90 days in jail.

Sheila Kearns, who was convicted in January of four felony counts, apologized in court, saying she hadn’t watched the movie before showing it to her Spanish classes at Columbus’ East High School in April 2013. The movie, “The ABCs of Death,” consists of 26 chapters,

each depicting some form of grisly death and representing a letter of the alphabet, such as “E is for Exterminate,” ”O is for Orgasm” and “T is for Toilet.”

Kearns, who showed the movie during five periods of the class, was convicted of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles. The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1M7CFUc ) reported the judge placed her on probation for three years but made the jail time a condition of probation.

Kearns, 58, contended she was unaware of the movie’s content. Her attorney said she never would have knowingly showed it.

But a student testified Kearns watched the 129-minute movie. The student said the movie was “disturbing” and said students in the class went “crazy” while watching it.

An assistant principal who saw the DVD movie playing in the classroom confiscated it.

Prosecutors said the movie’s title should have tipped off Kearns that she should check it out before showing it to her students, who ranged in age from 14 to 18.

Jurors watched the movie, which rates 4.7 out of 10 stars on the IMDb website, before convicting Kearns. After the conviction, the jury foreman said it wasn’t proved at trial that Kearns was aware of the movie’s content the first time she showed it but she would have known by the second, third, fourth and fifth showings.

Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

(Photo Source: AP)

Also On Black America Web:
Find Out What Your Favorite Celebs Did On Instagram (09/01-09/07)
10 photos

4 thoughts on “Teacher Jailed for Showing High School Class Sexually Explicit Movie

  1. She should have been fired for that. You are supposed to educating the students not messing them up with satanism and sex. Those are the two worst things on this Earth.

  2. specialt757 on said:

    How do you show a movie to students named the “ABCs of Death” without knowing the content? What kind of education is that, the educator is not educated. Totally ridiculous! The first time, okay maybe. But she showed this 5 times, no excuse. I don’t even think I would want to see a movie like this.

Add Your Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s