Substitute teacher in Ohio sentenced to jail

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She showed graphic sex and violence scenes to her students ranged in age from 14 to 18. An assistant principal who saw the DVD movie playing in the classroom confiscated it. The 58-year-old teacher was convicted of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles. She was also placed on probation for three years. Fact is that the juveniles were disturbed after watching the movie. Jurors watched the movie too, before deciding. They said that perseverance in using this movie as a teaching method, for five times,  was an aggravating aspect which had a special importance in motivating the sentence. Sheila Kearns worked as a substitute teacher at Columbus’ East High School. She told her action was not planned to disturb juveniles.

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