After controversial suspension, some rally to support teacher and film

Published: Jun. 13, 2017 at 10:17 PM CDT
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MOUNT HOREB, Wis. (WMTV) -- Southwest Wisconsin Area Progressives (SWWAP), Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) and several other non-profits and advocacy groups hosted a screening of a documentary at the center of a high school controversy which caused a temporary suspension for a teacher.

Mount Horeb High School teacher Beth Maglio was temporarily suspended with pay in May after complaints that her screening of the documentary "Miss Representation" in a class called "Social Problems" was not age-appropriate.

The parent complaint letter allegedly pointed out nude and graphic imagery in the film. Maglio was put on administrative leave, but was allowed to return the following Tuesday after students protested in front of the school.

Tonight, parents and advocacy groups hosted another screening of the film for the public at Mount Horeb's Community Center. Dozens of community members, including teachers, parents and students showed up to watch the film and join in a panel discussion afterwards.

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