Miami school receives complaints after pupils shown Winnie the Pooh themed horror film by teacher | US News
A school in Miami, Florida, is facing complaints from parents after their 9 and 10-year-old children were shown a Winnie the Pooh horror film by a teacher.
Approximately 20-30 minutes of Winnie the Pooh: Honey and Blood was shown to pupils at The Academy of Innovative Education by a maths teacher.
The film is described by IMBD as a horror, that involves the characters of Pooh and Piglet seeking revenge after Christopher Robin leaves to go to university.
It reportedly obtained an NR rating in the US, meaning it is not rated, but is marked as an 18 by the British Board of Film Classification.
One mother, who’s twins were in the class, said she has felt “completely abandoned by the school” after the teacher failed to stop playing the film.
“He didn’t stop the movie, even though there were kids saying, ‘Hey, stop the movie, we don’t want to want this’,” Michelle Diaz told CBS News Miami.
Ms Diaz said it was the pupils who reportedly chose to watch the film, but said it is down to the teacher to “look at the content”.
Head teacher of the school, Vera Hirsh, told CBS News the issue was addressed directly with the teacher and appropriate action has been taken “to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students”.
“We are actively monitoring the students and our mental health counsellor and principal have already met with those students who have expressed concerns,” she said.
The Academy of Innovative Education opened in 2011, according to its website. It teaches children from when they first start school at age five to six, up until they are 17.