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Teacher Jailed For Showing High School Class Violent Movie

Columbus City Schools
A former substitute teacher at East High School gets jail time for showing a movie with sex and violence.

A former substitute teacher convicted of showing a movie including graphic sex and violence to a Columbus 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 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