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Students say teacher showed R-rated movies in class

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Students say their Houston County High School teacher showed two R-rated movies in class and could now be facing suspension. It's an allegation that has many parents upset.

Dustin Dotson said he was one of the students in Julie Campbell's classroom the last day before spring break two weeks ago, when the teacher allegedly showed the students two R-rated movies: Ted and Team America: World Police.

"We were kind of surprised what she was showing," Dotson said.

According to students, the English and social studies teacher hasn't been at school since classes resumed last Monday.

Channel 4 News has learned she may have been suspended for showing the inappropriate movies.

Parent Vickie Woodward said she is also surprised at the movie selections.

"That movie, Ted, I know for sure if very vulgar and nasty, and to me that's just wrong to show our kids that," Woodward said.

Our news crew went to the high school Monday and was asked to leave. When reached by phone at her home, Director of Schools Cathy Harvey said, "No comment," and referred us to the school board's attorney in Nashville. He said he can not comment on personnel issues.

Woodward said she doesn't believe R-rated movies should be anywhere near a classroom meant for learning.

"It's just not Christian-like," she said. "Some of the kids are trying to go to church and live right."

Houston County Board of Education Chairwoman Dr. Marianne Melnick said the superintendent and staff members will discuss the issue and bring their recommendations to the board.

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