A substitute Spanish teacher in the public school system in Columbus, Ohio, is currently on trial facing actual criminal charges because she showed a totally inappropriate movie to students in five classes.
The sub in the soup is Sheila Kearns, The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Kearns, 58, showed “The ABCs of Death” to students at East High School ranging in age from 14 to 18 throughout the day on April 11, 2013, according to state prosecutor Kacey Chappelear.
The movie is a 2012 anthology of gross-out horror, comedy horror, scary horror and other kinds of horror.
The flick’s shtick is that it is 26 short films — one for each letter of the alphabet and each one addressing a different way to die. Each segment is named for a letter. For example, “S is for Speed” and “B is for Bigfoot.” (“F is for Fart.”) An international array of horror directors collaborated on the 26 short segments.
While “The ABCs of Death” is officially not rated, it’s grisly, disturbing and filled with sex, according to the parental guide at IMDb. A woman slices a guy into pieces with a chainsaw, for example. A clown decapitates another clown. A woman carves herself up because she wants to be a perfect shape. A claymation toilet gobbles up a man and a woman. Naked women are many. Three Japanese men appear stark naked.
Kearns was busted when an assistant principal visited her classroom while the movie was playing. The assistant principal claims Kearns then attempted to fast-forward the film. That didn’t work, though. Instead, the movie froze “with bare female breasts on the screen,” the prosecutor said.
The teacher is now on trial in Franklin County Common Pleas Court and facing five felony counts of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles (presumably one count for each class period in which she showed the flick).