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Teacher suspended for showing high-school students infamous body-parts video

This file photo provided by the Montreal Police Service shows Luka Rocco Magnotta. A teacher has been suspended by a Montreal school for showing high-school students the infamous video that shows a killing allegedly committed by Magnotta.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Montreal Police Service
June 13, 2012 - 11:14 AM

MONTREAL - A teacher has been suspended by a Montreal school for showing high-school students the infamous video that shows a killing allegedly committed by Luka Rocco Magnotta.

The teacher showed the students the grotesque scenes on June 4 and was immediately suspended that afternoon — with pay.

Staff at Cavelier-De LaSalle High School in Montreal's west end say they quickly informed students that a team of psychologists was available to deal with any problems students might have had as a result of seeing the video.

The teacher apparently apologized to the school by email and is now scheduled to lay out his version of the facts before a labour-relations board today.

The school board released a statement today condemning the teacher's behaviour, calling it as inappropriate as it was offensive.

Magnotta, a male escort and porn actor originally named Eric Newman, is awaiting extradition from Germany and faces murder charges in the slaying of Chinese exchange student Jun Lin.

A memorial is planned in Montreal for Lin tomorrow night.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
The Canadian Press

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