“50 Shades of Grey” may not be the most appropriate film to show in High School.
Kristie Long, a Health Occupations instructor at Hampshire High School in Romney, West Virginia, had no idea what the film was about when small group of Junior and Senior girls, one of which brought a copy of the DVD, were asking to watch the film. Long agreed and played the film for the class.
Another instructor informed the Assistant Principal Camilla Hardinger, who entered the room and stopped the film after less than 10 minutes into the film.
The school has already has a policy in place that states there is to be no movies shown in general as a reward or non-educational activity.
Long has been suspended without pay for the remainder of the school year.
“50 Shades of Grey” is an R-rated film, based on the E. L. James 2011 best-selling novel of the same name.