A teacher in West Virginia in the United States could be facing some disciplinary action after they screened Fifty Shades of Grey for a group of students as a reward without checking to see what the movie was all about.
The screening of a movie was meant to be a treat for the students, who had worked hard all year. However, not only are teachers not allowed to screen movies at all according to district rules, but the students (perhaps rather mischievously) asked for Fifty Shades of Grey to be the movie that they watched.
The teacher, who has not been named, managed to somehow avoid all the news about the movie itself as well as the series of erotic novels on which it was based, and decided to go ahead and have a little movie screening in the classroom. Even just typing "fifty shades" into Google would have been enough to make the subject matter of the movie clear, but it appears that the teacher didn't even do that.
The students were only about 10 minutes into the movie when the assistant principal happened to walk past the classroom, immediately recognised the movie tht was showing (we're saying nothing) and cut the screening short.
Jeff Woofter, the school's principal, has decided to give the teacher the benefit of the doubt, saying that "it was an extreme lack of judgement from an otherwise very capable teacher. The teacher didn't do a background check on the movie or even ask about it."
He declined to say whether or not there would be disciplinary action taken against either the teacher or the students as a result.