Florida teacher under investigation for showing Disney movie speaks out
A Florida teacher, under investigation for showing the animated Disney movie Strange World in her class of Grade 5 students, has taken to TikTok to tell her side of the story.
The incident began this month when Jenna Barbee, a teacher at Winding Waters school in Hernando County, Fla., received a letter indicating that the State Board of Education was “investigating alleged misconduct” after one of the students’ parents complained about the content of the film.
Strange World, released last year and featuring the voices of Jake Gyllenhaal, Gabrielle Union and others, is an adventure tale about a family of explorers who explore a weird underground world. It’s rated PG in America for “action/peril and some thematic elements.”
A review in the National Post notes: “It features a three-legged dog, an adorable blue amoeboid character named Splat, and a casually open gay character to annoy the sort of people who get annoyed by that sort of thing.”
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