For a classroom of children at Jackson Central-Merry High School, homework was the last thing on their minds when they went home on April 20th.
Evidently there was a classroom viewing of Human Centipede 2, a horror series that has been referred to in the past as torture porn, and at one point was even banned in the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. The incident was brought to the attention of the school after a parent called The Jackson Sun about what happened, and since then the school has released an official statement.
"Upon learning of an alleged movie viewing, the district immediately launched an internal investigation regarding the alleged viewing of an inappropriate film at Jackson-Central Merry High School. This investigation is ongoing. At the time the incident was reported, the teacher was immediately suspended and remains suspended pending the outcome of the investigation."
They didn't mention the name of the film or the teacher in the letter, and it isn't known yet how much of the film the students saw. Superintendent Verna Ruffin told the Jackson Sun that "the matter has been addressed" and "it's inappropriate and unacceptable".
While there are plenty of movies that might make it into a classroom setting for a variety of reasons, it is hard to imagine something like Human Centipede being shown in a college class, nonetheless in a high school.