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Graphic video shown to Las Vegas 7th graders

Posted at 11:42 PM, Aug 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-01 02:42:27-04
A teacher at O’Callaghan Middle School has come under fire for showing a graphic video to a seventh grade class.
Clark County School District sent an apology note to parents this week apologizing for the video being played.
It begins with a warning about the graphic content.
It then shows several young people having fun on a beach before explosions begin killing several of the students.
At one point a severed arm is shown lying on the beach.
The video ends with the message saying “this is what happens when you slack off,” over an image of a sign showing an explosives testing site.
CCSD sent the following message home to parents.
This is the administration at O'Callaghan Middle School. Providing a safe, positive learning environment for our students is the number one priority and we wanted to keep you informed of important issues happening within our school.
We would like to thank you - our parent community - for bringing to our attention the concerns that you had about a video that was shown to our seventh-grade students in their social studies class last week. The video was not approved by school administration and it should not have been shown to students. As a result, we wanted to extend an apology to you as parents and to our students in these classes. We also want to let you know that we conducted an investigation into the matter and the appropriate action has been taken.
We would like to thank parents and students for making us aware of this situation as we want to provide your child with a high-quality and positive learning experience.
If you should you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 702-799-7340.