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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former substitute teacher convicted of showing a movie including graphic sex and violence to an Ohio high school class has been sentenced to 90 days in jail.

A jury convicted Sheila Kearns of four felony counts in January. Kearns apologized in court Wednesday, saying she hadn’t watched the movie before showing it to her Spanish classes at Columbus’ East High School in April 2013.

The movie is called “The ABCs of Death” and consists of 26 chapters, each depicting some form of grisly death, such as “E is for Exterminate.”

The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports the judge placed Kearns on probation for three years but made the jail time a condition of probation.

Kearns was convicted of four counts of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles.


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  • Amy Kirby

    Why would she do that? It’s not like you can let students see something like this at school. Obviously, it’s hard to prevent them from watching it at home, but that responsibility goes to parents. It’s sad that instead of using proper resources like My Essay Service Writing and practice writing with students she started this mess. Even if she’s just a substitute teacher she’s fully responsible for what happened during the lesson. She should’ve watched it before the class started or at least stopped the movie when it got violent and indecent.

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