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Teacher Was Suspended After Showing This Anti-Bullying Video

A teacher in North Carolina was suspended after showing her high school students a video about the danger of bullying.

The film, called "Love Is All You Need," draws a parallel between LGBTQ students being bullied and what would happen if it was straight kids being bullied instead. The film shows a young girl being bullied because of her heterosexual orientation.

A staggering 20 minutes long, the film ends with the girl graphically cuts herself and commits suicide.

A lot of parents were in uproar due to the graphic nature of the film, claiming it was inappropriate to show in a high school class. Other parents, however, think it was a great message to show the reality of bullying.

"I don't think it was vulgar or anything. I think it's better to be aware and to know the possibility of what kids' actions could do," one student's family member said.

Even the students felt it was okay.

"I think it's a great message to get out in the school," he said. "I personally have dealt with bullying, so I think it's good to get the point across that 'Hey, it's not OK to pick on somebody.'"

The teacher has since be reinstated, but it's not the first time this short film has gotten an educator in trouble.

In 2015, a teacher in Kansas was also suspended (and again re-instated) after showing this video at school.

You can watch the whole film here. It's very raw and emotional, but it delivers a powerful message. Do you think the teacher was right to talk about the deadly consequences of bullying?


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