Outcry after teacher ousted for showing R movie

shine.yahoo.com Published: February 6, 2014

A Mississippi high school has been mired in anger this week after losing a beloved English teacher, Mary Porter, who resigned amidst an investigation. Her offense? Showing her 10th-grade class the violent, R-rated film “Dolan’s Cadillac,” reportedly as part of an assignment to compare the movie to an Edgar Allen Poe story, according to Yahoo Shine.



Now, in response to Porter's leaving, students are rallying around her through a barrage of social media and in-school protests — and allegedly harassing the students who complained about the movie in the first place.

“My children are being threatened because they told. This has gotten so out of hand," Sammie Bateman, whose three kids attend Richland High School, tells Yahoo Shine through a Facebook message Wednesday. "I am so sad that the young people cannot separate the right to protest and advocate for what they think is right — an action I completely support when done in an orderly way and for a cause — and the need to retaliate.”

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