A teacher in Colombes, a suburb northwest of Paris, showed a class of 11-year-olds the gory movie “Saw” on Monday. The math teacher, Jean-Baptiste Clément, reportedly told them, “This will be your first horror film,” according to The Local.
Parents were tipped off about this questionable decision when their children came home upset. One father said his son, “returned from school on Monday evening, visibly in some discomfort, not well. I asked him and he told me his math teacher had shown them a horror film during class.”
There doesn’t appear to be any rhyme or reason for the teacher to have shown the graphic movie. The school suspended him from teaching for one day.
This is only the latest incident in a recent string of poor decisions from teachers in France. In May, a teacher in Montpellier reportedly used a swastika to teach a geometry lesson.
In February, a teacher in the north of France assigned 12-year-olds to write a fictional suicide note. The assignment read, “John wrote a letter to his wife before carrying out his plan. Devise that letter.” The school never commented.