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Old 05-13-2007, 06:00 PM   #1
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Chicago Board of Ed Sued for Teacher Allegedly Showing 'Brokeback Mountain' in Class
Sunday, May 13, 2007

CHICAGO — A girl and her grandparents have sued the Chicago Board of Education, alleging that a substitute teacher showed the R-rated film "Brokeback Mountain" in class.

The lawsuit claims that Jessica Turner, 12, suffered psychological distress after viewing the movie in her 8th grade class at Ashburn Community Elementary School last year.

The film, which won three Oscars, depicts two cowboys who conceal their homosexual affair.

Turner and her grandparents, Kenneth and LaVerne Richardson, are seeking around $500,000 in damages.

"It is very important to me that my children not be exposed to this," said Kenneth Richardson, Turner's guardian. "The teacher knew she was not supposed to do this."

According to the lawsuit filed Friday in Cook County Circuit Court, the video was shown without permission from the students' parents and guardians.

The lawsuit also names Ashburn Principal Jewel Diaz and a substitute teacher, referred to as "Ms. Buford."

The substitute asked a student to shut the classroom door at the West Side school, saying: "What happens in Ms. Buford's class stays in Ms. Buford's class," according to the lawsuit.

Richardson said his granddaughter was traumatized by the movie and had to undergo psychological treatment and counseling.

In 2005, Richardson complained to school administrators about reading material that he said included curse words.

"This was the last straw," he said. "I feel the lawsuit was necessary because of the warning I had already given them on the literature they were giving out to children to read. I told them it was against our faith."

Messages left over the weekend with CPS officials were not immediately returned.

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Old 05-13-2007, 06:06 PM   #2
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How was she psycholocially damaged by watching the movie?
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How was she psycholocially damaged by watching the movie?

Lol I know, that family is obviously a bunch of retards.
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Lol I know, that family is obviously a bunch of retards.


I never saw the movie though. Was there some real graphic ghey scenes?
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Old 05-13-2007, 06:21 PM   #5
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Lol I know, that family is obviously a bunch of retards.

America in general is full of overdramatic retards like this.

Don't like something? Sue or cry racsim/sexism/bigotry etc. until you get your way. That's the American way.
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Old 05-13-2007, 06:27 PM   #6
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I never saw the movie though. Was there some real graphic ghey scenes?

Apparently so. (I've never seen the movie myself but i've heard)
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There are so many weird lawsuits in this country. I can't believe she needed treatment.
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What? Are they afraid she's going to become a gay man now?
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What the heck was that teacher thinking... A 12 year old should not be watching a movie like that (R-Rated) without parental consent. The teacher was a bonehead!



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in many countries this movie can be seen by 12 year olds [Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Norwegen, Japan; in Sweden even 7 year olds are allowed to watch the movie]

in other news : teenage pregnancy rates
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in other news : teenage pregnancy rates
Interesting. For some reason it doesn't includes Central & South America, Africa, Asia (except Japan) though. Just caught my attention.
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