French Teacher screens Saw for 11-year-olds in Class

Saw doll

A French maths teacher, from a Parisian suburb, allegedly screened the film Saw to his classroom full of 11-year-olds. Predictably, one kid came home traumatised and ratted out the teacher to his concerned parents.

According to a father of one of the pupils at the school in Hautes-de-Seine, in the north-western suburbs of Paris, he first discovered the extraordinary screening when his young son came home from school.

He returned from school on Monday evening, visibly in some discomfort, not well. I asked him and he told me his Maths teacher had shown them a horror film during class,”

I feel you kid. When I got out of the screening for Adam Sandler’s Jack ‘n Jill I felt like I wanted to gouge my own eyes out and volunteer for a lobotomy. I applaud any teacher who tries to get their kids interested in film, but Saw is definitely not one of those cinematic masterpieces I’d show first. This reminds me of a teacher, in my high school, who tried to convince our parents to give us permission to watch David Fincher’s Seven, as it would quote: “Teach us about the seven deadly sins”. As misguided as that may sound, any screening of Fincher’s films would have been far better than some low budget torture pr0n.

“This will be your first horror film,” Jean-Baptiste Clément reportedly told his students.

At a disciplinary meeting today, the teacher was handed a one-day suspension to allow the school to conduct a thorough investigation.

A rep for the district said the teacher might receive more severe punishment once the investigation is complete. [via The Local]

Thanks to one teacher, French schoolchildren everywhere will shudder when they hear the words: “Voulez-vous jouer à un jeu?


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