Teacher Shows 'Saw' Horror Film to Room of 11-Year-Olds in France

Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 05:10 PM

By Hillary Mayell

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Everyone has horror stories from school, but not quite like this: Jean-Baptiste Clement, a math teacher at a school near Paris, was suspended for a day after he chose to show a classroom of 11-year-olds the horror film "Saw."

The film, known for its gruesome depiction of torture and murder in its most gristly essence, is infamous.

It’s hard to imagine what the seasoned teacher thought he was actually teaching the 11-year-olds.

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As a result of complaints from parents, Clement received a one-day suspension, although there may be more significant consequences down the road.

We’re in the process of seeing what sort of legal measures we might be able to take in this case,” said Jean-Fran├žois Launay from the Federation of Students’ Parents Councils.

The school, in Hautes-de-Seine in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, has launched its own formal inquiry into the incident.

The film, directed by Australian James Wan and released in 2004, tells the story of a group of people caught in a kill-or-be-killed game, the killing as gruesome as any nightmare could conjure up.

The screenplay, written by Leigh Whannell, is based on a story by Wan and Whannell. The film stars Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Michael Emerson, Ken Leung, Whannell, and Tobin Bell.

The film tells the story of two guys who find themselves chained at the ankle in opposite corners of a dirty bathroom. They are each given instructions via a microcassette recorder on how to escape or be killed.

The film opened to mixed reviews, but grossed more than $100 million worldwide and was, at the time, one of the most profitable horror films since the 1996 horror film "Scream."

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