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Teacher Suspended, Class Saw 'Human Centipede 2'

Posted at 3:37 PM, May 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-05 16:38:17-04

A Tennessee teacher has been suspended after part of the gruesome horror film "The Human Centipede 2: (Full Sequence)" was played to a class of 9th and 10th graders.

News outlets reported that according to a personnel file, Jackson Central-Merry High School teacher Michelle Blankenship was suspended without pay on April 22. The incident occurred April 20.

Superintendent Verna Ruffin said the district has been investigating how and why the movie was shown to students under Blankenship's supervision. The film was unrated in the United States. However the British Board of Film Classification gave the movie an 18 certificate, the rough equivalent of a NC-17 rating in the United States.

Ruffin said it's unclear how much of the movie the students saw, or whether the movie was put on by a student or Blankenship.