A BC High School Class Saw The Luka Magnotta Doc & It Reportedly "Traumatized" A Student
The school district is investigating.
After watching Don't Fuck With Cats, the new Luka Magnotta documentary series featuring the Canadian killer, in class one B.C. student reportedly came home crying and hysterical. The controversial series was reportedly shown to a high school class in Surrey, B.C. Many have called the series the most disturbing series they've ever seen.
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An anonymous letter was sent to the Surrey School District detailing how a student came home "crying and upset to the point of being hysterical and vomiting" the day before Christmas break, according to CTV News.
"For children [watching the show], the damage is incalculable," reads the letter. "Those acts cannot be unseen or unknown."
The letter alleged that the anonymous student was shownin class, a show rated by Netflix for mature audiences only.
"The district treats concerns like this very seriously," said Surrey School District spokesperson Ritinder Matthew to Narcity. "We're investigating the matter to get a better understanding of what actually happened."
While it's unknown just how much of the show the anonymous student saw, the show contains graphic content.
Images of dead kittens are shown in the first episode, and topics moving forward include the murder and dismemberment of a Chinese engineering student in Montreal.
The letter also calls into question the motives behind showing the series in class, to begin with.
Child Psychologist Alyson Jones told CTV News that as long as the material proves educational and viewings are followed by discussion, it's potentially acceptable to show in class.
"It's up to the teachers' discretion to find materials and supplement the content that they're teaching to their classrooms," said Matthew.
Narcity reached out to Netflix who wouldn't comment on the incident, but shared that "the series is rated TV-MA for mature audiences, our highest maturity rating for series, with warnings for graphic images and animal harm."
The show, for the most part, is horrifying audiences of all ages. It follows in his evolution of crime, from his beginnings killing kittens on the internet to his infamy after murdering a student and mailing body parts across the country.