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Florida teacher accidentally shows 4th-grade students Winnie the Pooh horror movie leaving parents furious

Poppy Bilderbeck

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Florida teacher accidentally shows 4th-grade students Winnie the Pooh horror movie leaving parents furious

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A parent has spoken out after a teacher at a Florida school showed the class horror movie Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey.

On Monday, 2 October, a class of fourth graders at the Academy of Innovative Education in Miami Springs had a very unexpected maths lesson.

Instead of learning about prime numbers and multiples, the pupils - aged between nine and 10 years old - got more of a biology lesson, learning about starvation, what beloved childhood figure Eeyore looks like when he becomes dinner and how to grind someone in a wood chipper.

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Well, thankfully the kids probably didn't get to the part where the wood chipper came into play - or when Piglet mauls a university student to death - but parents are less than happy their little angel were subject to an impressive '20 to 30 minutes' of the slasher before the teacher turned it off, parent Michelle Diaz tells CBS News Miami.

The mom - parent to fourth grade twins - says it was the students who chose the movie, but argues: "It's not for them to decide what they want to. It's up to the professor to look at the content."

The film is rated NR - which means it's not rated, however, take a look at the synopsis and you can make up your own mind if it sounds like an appropriate movie to show children.

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The synopsis reads, as per IMDB: "After Christopher Robin abandons them for college, Pooh and Piglet embark on a bloody rampage as they search for a new source of food."

Seeing Winnie-the-Pooh as a murderer is almost as bad as finding out about Santa... Credit: Pexels/ Max Fischer
Seeing Winnie-the-Pooh as a murderer is almost as bad as finding out about Santa... Credit: Pexels/ Max Fischer

Diaz also claims children in the class asked the teacher to 'stop the movie' but he 'didn't'.

She resolves: "I feel completely abandoned by the school."

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Head of the school, Vera Hirsh, told UNILAD: "Last week, a video was mistakenly shown by a teacher during indoor lunch.

"Only the first 20 minutes of the movie was played. During those first 20 minutes, there was a scary scene that was shown. At that point, the teacher turned off the video.

"The issue was promptly addressed with the teacher, students, and parents that were involved. Parents were reassured that the school has followed all school district policies and procedures in response to the incident and will continue to support the students’ safety and well-being on a daily basis."

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available through Mental Health America. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org. You can also reach Crisis Text Line by texting MHA to 741741.

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You can also call 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 at the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline.

Topics: News, Horror, Film and TV, US News, Education, Parenting, Mental Health

Poppy Bilderbeck
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