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Teacher Who Showed R-rated Movie Sends Letter To WJTV

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Richland High School teacher who showed an R-rated film to students and later was forced to resign has filed a federal complaint alleging discrimination.

Mary Porter filed the charge against the Rankin County School District through the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

While not a lawsuit, her complaint alleges violation of law, The Clarion-Ledger reports (http://on.thec-l.com/1jDtCfP).

Porter, an English teacher, said principal Richard Sutton gave her the choice of resigning or being fired days after she showed the movie "Dolan's Cadillac" to her 10th-grade students. She challenges the procedure.

The district, in a statement after Porter's filing, said it "does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, age, handicap, national origin or veteran status."

Notice of Porter's complaint was filed with the EEOC on Feb. 20.

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