A British Columbia elementary school teacher was suspended this week after showing her students the 1962 American drama To Kill A Mockingbird.
The teacher, Andrew Michael Dennis, showed his Grade 6/7 students the film in September 2018, a resolution agreement by the BC Commissioner for Teacher Regulation found.
The resolution states that the film dealt with themes too mature for students that age, such as sexual assault and racism, as well as racial slurs.
“In the B.C. curriculum, the book ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is listed as a secondary school-level resource for Grades 10 and higher,” the commissioner wrote in the disciplinary form.